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Brazilian stadium demolished for new 2014 venue

08-31-2010 15:18 BJT

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As Brazil continues it's preparations ahead of the 2014 World Cup, one of the countries more infamous stadiums has been levelled, clearing the way for a brand new structure and a brand new beginning.

Nearly 700 kilos of explosives were used to bring down the Fonte Nova Stadium in the northeastern city of Salvador. In 2007, the stadium was the site of tragedy when seven people died after stands collapsed during a match - killing seven people.

That was the last time a game was played at the complex. The new ground will cover 12,000 square meters and have the capacity to hold more than 50 thousand people.

It wont come cheap, it's estimated to be costing roughly $330 million dollars and the engineering company will recycle some materials from the rubble that's left.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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