Electricity cut to Brazil World Cup venue

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Brazil’s Arena da Baixada stadium, built for last year’s FIFA World Cup, was left without power for almost a day after tenants Atletico Paranaense failed to pay their electricity bill.

Local power distributor Copel said it restored normal service to the venue after Brazilian Serie A club Atletico Paranaense paid off the outstanding amount, reports Xinhua.

Located in the southern city of Curitiba, the 40,000-seat stadium hosted four 2014 World Cup matches.

Atletico Paranaense are currently sixth in Brazil’s 20-team Serie A standings, 13 points behind leaders Corinthians. Their next home match is Saturday’s clash against 19th-placed Joinville.

Atletico and Copel did not reveal how much had been owing and the club did not explain the reason for the delayed payment.

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