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STECHERT seats installed at 4x FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil stadia

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As the FIFA World Cup 2014 kicked off in Brazil last week, fans from all over the world tuned in to watch their sporting heroes, with a further c.3 million visitors expected in the host venues themselves. Beside the action on the field, many of the fans can also enjoy the comfort of sitting in STECHERT seats.

In honour of the Brazilian “samba-culture”, host stadia in Recife, Curitiba, Manaus and Cuiabá were equipped with colourful models of STECHERT’s COPACABANA (Red Dot Design Award Honourable Mention), BERLIN (also used in the Olympiastadion Berlin), as well as their new KANGO Smart seats. Almost 200,000 seats have been installed in total, ensuring unique seating comfort, with top matches, like Australia vs. Spain (Curitiba), England vs. Italy (Manaus), as well as Germany vs. USA (Recife) being played in these stadiums.

Franz Stegner, Directing Manager of STECHERT, travelled to Brazil a few weeks ago to get an impression of the actual state of affairs. Together with the company’s Brazilian partner “Kango Brasil”, Mr. Stegner visited all four 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums that are equipped with their products. Additionally, the training stadium in Belo Horizonte was provided with almost 18,000 seats from STECHERT.

Mr. Stegner commented:

In terms of design and quality, the arenas in Brazil do not have to hide behind European standards. We are proud that our premium-quality products proved popular in Brazil and that we can contribute to these successful building projects. I am firmly convinced that the fans can celebrate wonderful football parties, in state-of-the-art stadiums, on first-class seats this summer.

By equipping one-third of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venues, STECHERT – a family-run company based in Franconia, Germany – will strengthen its position as a leader in the stadium seating sector, building on from their successes at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where most of the visitors took their seats on the company’s products.


Almost 1/3 of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil host stadia have STECHERT seating installed.

Almost 1/3 of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil host stadia have STECHERT seating installed.

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Global food & beverage experts for the new Allianz Parque in São Paulo

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The German-Brazilian Gourmet Sports Hospitality venture is announced as the Food & Beverages partner at the new Allianz Parque in São Paulo.

Gourmet Sport Hospitality will be responsible for all levels of catering from public catering to gastronomic concepts in the business and VIP areas. The Allianz Parque will be the third stadium in Gourmet Sport Hospitality’s portfolio of major South American events.

Mark Zammit, Director of Gourmet Sports Hospitality, says: “It means a lot to us to provide the food & beverage services for this new landmark. We look forward to bringing our experience to the table with new concepts that suit this venue and provide next-level experiences to football fans from around the world.”

Behind Gourmet Sports Hospitality is a team of skilled hospitality experts from the German-based K&K Group AG. With an international presence, they have more than two decades of comprehensive experience in major sports, cultural, entertainment and corporate events. Their references include global sporting events such as catering for the World Cup since 2006, Formula 1, last year’s Confederations Cup, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and up next, the FIFA World Cup this summer in Brazil.

“We’ve have come a long way since we opened our office in Rio in 2011. It’s a very interesting market with a lot of potential and we’re happy to be part of this rapid development. Our focus is always on quality whether it’s making hotdogs at the concession stands in the public areas or developing gastronomic concepts together with star chefs for the VIP lounges. Being part of the last three world cups has provided us with a lot of experience and also innovative ideas,” says K&K Group CEO, Klaus Peter Kofler.

Gourmet Sports Hospitality has a strong partner by its side with the global sports and entertainment operator, AEG. The new home of the Palmeiras football team will meet FIFA standards with a capacity of up to 45,000 fans and entertainment facilities for up to 60,000 guests. The arena will also include an amphitheatre, convention centre, media centre, museum, several retail stores, and restaurants.

The new Allianz Parque in São Paulo.

The new Allianz Parque in São Paulo.