17 Jun '14, 2pm

6 #WorldCup stadiums have earned #LEED certification, including Maracanã stadium, built for 1950 World Cup

Brazil is the Fifth Largest Among the Top Five Markets for LEED-Certified Buildings in the World Maracanã, South America’s Largest Stadium, Will Host Final World Cup Game Washington, D.C. — (17 June 2014) — With all eyes on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is proud of the fact that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Originally built and used for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the LEED Silver Maracanã stadium is once again reprising its role by playing host for the final game of the 2014 World Cup. Maracanã will also serve as a major sporting venue for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, hosting both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as major sporting events. The other LEED-certified stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup include Castelao Arena in ...

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