Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba installs 100 solar panels to be eco-friendlyThe Pantanal during construction
One of the venues for this year's World Cup has reahed completion with the installation of 100 solar panels, in an attempt to make the stadium environmentally friendly long after the tournament has finished.
The Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, which will play host to four games this summer, will save and store energy through the panels as well as being able to collect rain water for uses inside the ground and the operation of its air-conditioning system.
The Pantanal has a capacity of 43,500 and is one of the Brazilian stadia that has escaped media controversy surrounding its construction.
In the World Cup, the Arena will be the venue for Chile v Australia; Russia v South Korea; Nigeria v Bosnia-Hercegovina; and Japan v Colombia. These group stage matcheswill take place between June 13th and 24th.