There’s no soccer games, concerts, or events of any type occurring at the majority of the 12 venues that were built or refurbished at a cost of $3 billion for Brazil’s World Cup. In fact, the most expensive stadium in Brasilia is being used as a municipal parking lot for buses.
Of course, the most insane part about all this is that for Brazil, the World Cup was just a prelude to an even bigger waste of public money on sports: the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Though a stadium renovated for the World Cup will be reused for the games, the country will still spend a projected $13.2 billion on other facilities and infrastructure, a number that’s likely to continue climbing as the games approach.
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