Work on the stadium was halted last week after an accident killed two workers there and damaged a part of the stadium. Because ongoing investigations paralyzed construction at part of the site, authorities were concerned about construction being completed on time. The stadium was originally scheduled to delivered at the end of this month, giving organizers time to test the stadium ahead of the sporting event.
According to a report in Estado de S Paulo newspaper, Odebrecht asked local authorities for clearance to resume work on the damaged portion of the stadium. Odebrecht didn’t confirm on Friday if it had asked for such authorization, or if the April 15 deadline depends on getting that authorization.
There’s no way that the world cup opener won’t be held at Corinthians.