Allianz Parque 2010-2014

Expectations were high Palmeiras would officially open up the Allianz Parque on Saturday 8 October against Atlético Mineiro, but the police earlier this week claimed they are unable to give the stadium its operating license in due time. Palmeiras have two other home games this season: 20 November against Sport and 7 December, the very last round of the championship, against Atlético Paranaense,. The former date is the most likely, although Paul McCartney will be Out There on the 25th.

Anyway, yesterday, the Palmeiras squad conducted a first training session at the Allianz Parque. Check out the short clip below.
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It’s been almost four and a half years of waiting. It’s worth repeating: four and a half years. For most of that period, devoted palmeirense Bruno Caracciolo has snapped pictures of the construction site, week by week, collecting and posting some 8.200 pictures in total. I asked Bruno to select a few of his favourites and here they are, for your enjoyment: 12 in total, in chronological order. Bruno, thank you for your spectacular effort!
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11 - 15.03.2014.
12 - 17.05.2014.
13 - 30.08.2014.
UPDATE: I guess we can’t expect Bruno to take aerial shots of the Allianz Parque, so here goes one uploaded today at the official website of the stadium.
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