Brazil's Manaus stadium is in the middle of the Amazon and it can only be reached by air or river.

The stadium took four years to build and the local government is still paying back the $160m construction loan to the federal government, with little return to show for the investment.

It is one of 12 stadiums Brazil built for the 2014 World Cup.

The stadium was used for just four matches during the World Cup. Now, it sits mostly unused and even for big matches, gate receipts do not cover the cost of operating the stadium.



Brazillians question 2014 FIFA World Cup legacy

The 2016 Rio Olympic organisers have worked hard to ensure the games produce a sustainable legacy.

Similar promises were made ahead of Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup, but not all the stadiums built for that event are justifying their expense.


Article: Copyright ©,

Soccer: "The World Cup's Legacy in Brazil and What It Means"