FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) recently held a Sustainability Training Programme for the operators of the 12 stadiums that will be at the centre of attention at the FIFA World Cup 2014. Many of them are not experts in sustainability and feel the need to expand their knowledge on the subject, in order to shoulder the responsibility of managing such complex buildings. Federico Addiechi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for FIFA said:
Back at the World Cup host bidding process, we decided that FIFA would support local sustainability projects as long as it would not be limited to stadium construction. For us, what’s important is supporting operations and the future management of these installations in a sustainable way.
CEO of the LOC, Ricardo Trade, added:
We’re not talking just about the World Cup here, but the life of the stadium beyond that. We will leave a legacy both regarding the new stadiums themselves and also in terms of administration for future management.
Pictured: a FIFA technical visit in Brasilia in early 2013. Learn from the operators and architects about the future prospects for Brazil’s new World Cup stadiums, including plans for widespread wi-fi, plus how to hear Ricardo Trade speak at Soccerex Rio – it’s all in the autumn issue of PanStadia & Arena Management.