Stadium to be ready for World Cup, but opening may be delayed for roof work
April 13, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hFKgtRqileV... The goal is to have Maracana ready for the 2013 Confederations Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized Brazil’s preparations and urged officials to speed up construction work for the month-long tournament, including at stadiums. The Maracana renovation was estimated to cost $430 million, but that was before the extent of the roof deterioration was discovered.