'Human error' causes Brazil stadium roof to collapse

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Post by LuckAndWin Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 am

Brazil's preparations for a major international soccer tournament have been hit by "human error" and heavy rain, which caused the roof of Salvador's host stadium to partially collapse.

The Arena Fonte Nova is due to host three matches in the eight-nation Confederations Cup, considered a warmup for the 2014 World Cup also in Brazil, with the first to be played on June 20.

But stadium administrators now face major repairs after a triangular tear appeared in one section of the roof on Monday as it buckled under the weight of rain water.

The Fonte Nova Participacoes (FNP) group, which manages the stadium, said in a statement: "The breakup of a part of the 36 panels of the roof membrane was (caused) by human error.

"The FNP checked the sealing cover the previous day, taking advantage of the non-operation of the Games stadium.

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"During this procedure a portion of the membrane covering the metal deck was bent, which eventually became a barrier, causing an accumulation of rain water which prevented the correct outlets for drainage."

CNN affiliate TV Record showed aerial images of the stadium staff using buckets to remove pools of water from other sections of the roof to try to prevent further collapses.

FNP said repair work was already under way and that the stadium would be ready for its first Confederations Cup match, a Group B tie between Nigeria and Uruguay.

It added that the roof structure of the Fonte Nova arena had passed resistance tests, and stressed that this was an isolated incident. However, it confirmed it would now carry out a major inspection of the stadium.

The arena, in the north-east city of Salvador, was the third purpose-built stadium to be inaugurated ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

It will host six games during the world football's prestigious event and won praise when it passed its official test event last month.

But the partial roof collapse is the type of public relations disaster Brazil is desperate to avoid. The South American country is already drawing extra global scrutiny as it hosts back-to-back major sporting events, with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following next year's World Cup.

Rio's Maracana stadium, considered a cathedral of world football, finally reopened last month after a two-year, $500 million renovation.

But the Joao Havelange Olympic stadium in Rio, which is due to host the track and field events at the Olympics and is also home to Botafogo football club, has been closed indefinitely after it was found to have major structural flaws.

The Confederations Cup will also be a trial run of infrastructure -- from hotels to airports and urban transport.

More than half a million tickets have already been sold and many fans will want to travel from one city to another to follow their team.

The Confederations Cup pits continental champions against each other, with world champions Spain among the teams joining hosts Brazil.

For football fans it is a chance to savor some end-of-season international action, but for Brazil -- which last staged the World Cup in 1950 -- it is a chance to prove it can again host a major sporting spectacle.

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Post by Fuchsteufelswild Thu May 30, 2013 5:53 am

Something about 'human error' always gets on my nerves. Just suck it up and take it like a man. Don't blame some concept or mysterious force.
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Post by LuckAndWin Thu May 30, 2013 7:35 am

Fuchsteufelswild wrote:Something about 'human error' always gets on my nerves. Just suck it up and take it like a man. Don't blame some concept or mysterious force.
Especially on natural disaster? Smile I agree.
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Post by Art Morte Thu May 30, 2013 8:14 am

Can't bring myself to be too interested about Brazil's preparations any more, after steadily reading news about their difficulties for the past few years. I'll just wait for the World Cup and hope everything goes well - or if there's going to be problems that they will be amusing.
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Post by LuckAndWin Thu May 30, 2013 8:17 am

Art Morte wrote:Can't bring myself to be too interested about Brazil's preparations any more, after steadily reading news about their difficulties for the past few years. I'll just wait for the World Cup and hope everything goes well - or if there's going to be problems that they will be amusing.
As long as no victim, should be fine.
I wish everything goes well too. Smile
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Thu May 30, 2013 10:06 pm

A court decision has ruled that the Maracana stadium is unsuitable to hold the Sunday game, only for the state government to insist pre-match requirements have been met
England's friendly with Brazil has been suspended following safety fears at the newly refurbished Maracana stadium.

A court decision has ruled that the Sunday clash is unable to go ahead after fears grew that the iconic venue will not be able to handle the magnitude of the game.

However, reports in Brazil suggest that the CBF will fight the decision, claiming they have the relevant safety papers to ensure the game goes ahead as planned.

"At this moment we have no news that the restrictions were amended to a level of safety that would be expected at this stage," Judge Adriana Costa dos Santos said in a statement.

"Therefore, due to the laziness of the people responsible, in this case, the defendants, we cannot allow the stadium to be re-inaugurated without proof that it is safe and hygienic."

A number of reports required for the stadium to get the go ahead to hold events were reportedly missing, but the Rio de Janeiro state government released a statement soon after to confirm that all pre-match paperwork had been received by the CBF.

A statement read: "All the safety requirements for the friendly match between Brazil and England have been met and, due to a bureaucratic misunderstanding, the police report that assures that all the safety rules have been fulfilled was not delivered to SUDERJ [a public organisation that administrates the stadium]."

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