The inauguration of Cape Verde’s new national stadium, on the outskirts of the capital city Praia, has been delayed for 15 months due to changes related to building more stands at both ends of the venue.
The information was given Tuesday by the job’s contractor, Chinese company Top International Engineering Corporation, which will add further capacity of 5,000 people to the stadium by increasing the number of seats to 15,000.
The stadium was initially due to be finished by June 2012 after work began in October, 2010, but construction of the new stands changed the initial design and now the stadium is due to be inaugurated in October, 2013.
Work is expected to cost 1.4 billion Cape Verdean escudos (around 12.7 million euros) and is funded by China.
The stadium, which covers an area of 100,000 square metres, will be located in the Monte Vaca area, in Achada de São Filipe, to the north of the Cape Verdean capital. (macauhub)