UBERLANDIA, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Eleven regional soccer stadiums recently constructed in Brazil to host the largest international soccer tournament will use Rain Bird irrigation systems to keep their turf in top condition.
The first Brazilian stadium to install a Rain Bird irrigation system was Castelão Stadium located in the city of Fortaleza in September of 2012. Over the next 11 months, Rain Bird signed on nine more stadiums in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Manaus, Natal and Recife. The 11th installation, finalized in January 2014, is currently underway at Arena da Baixada Stadium in Curitiba.
Each member of the Rain Bird Brazil team played an important role throughout the year-long sales, specification and installation process. Members of the team include Frederico Maia Haun, services manager; Andre Beltrao, area manager, North and Northeast regions; Daniel Azevedo, field service engineer; Kelly Silva, area manager, South and Southeast regions; and Marcelo Zlochevsky, regional manager.
Fabio Camara, general manager of World Sports, has worked on over 100 different sports turf construction and maintenance projects with Rain Bird Brazil over the past 17 years. World Sports is the company responsible for installing irrigation systems in many of the Brazilian stadiums that will host soccer matches during the summer of 2014.