RIO DE JANEIRO: Old World Cup-winning hero Ronaldo believes that the fan fests across Brazil during the 2014 finals will be “the best of all times.” The place to be in Rio de Janeiro for fans will, of course, be Copacabana.
Ronaldo, a non-playing winner in 1994 and top scoring winner in 2002, is a member of the board of Brazil’s organising authority. He was reacting to the nomination of the 12 venues chosen in the host cities.
He said: “As Brazilians, we always want to support our national team in a big public festivals right across the country which bring together people from all social classes. That’s why this will be the best fan fest there’s ever been.”
In São Paulo, the central Vale do Anhangabaú was chosen in preference to the Ibirapuera park in the south and the Anhembi sambódromo in the north of the city. Copacabana beach was an obvious venue for Rio.
The fan fest venues:
Belo Horizonte – Praça da Estação
Brasília – Esplanada dos Ministérios
Cuiabá – Parque de Exposições Acrimat
Curitiba – Parque Barigui
Fortaleza – Praia de Iracema (Aterrão)
Manaus – Memorial Encontro das Águas
Natal – Praia do Forte
Porto Alegre – Largo Glênio Peres
Recife – Marco Zero
Rio de Janeiro – Praia de Copacabana
Salvador – Jardim de Alah
São Paulo – Vale do Anhangabaú
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