The Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, the most expensive of the stadiums, is being used as a bus parking lot.
Business Insider: Brazil’s $3 billion World Cup stadiums are becoming white elephants a year later. Why? Several were built in cities that don’t even have top-rated teams. Add to that the distance to major urban areas, and the expense of holding events at those venues.
Some stadiums are still are paying for the construction, and then there are contracts:
The club team Atlético Mineiro plays its games at the old Independencia stadium in Belo Horizonte — it can’t make money playing at the new Estádio Mineirão because of its contract with the stadium’s owners, the AP reports.
Many – including myself – saw it coming, prior to the WC. In all, another one for Capt. Louis Renault.
We talked about this in Silvio Canto’s podcast last night:
— Fausta (@Fausta) May 14, 2015
In other news, Brazil is ranked 60th on education in a list of 76 countries (link in Portuguese) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Argentina (62d), Colombia (67th) and Peru (71th) did even worse.