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Fans report problems at new World Cup stadium
Fans report series of problems at new World Cup stadium in jungle city of Manaus
Associated Press
2014-03-11 06:42 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Fans attending the inaugural match at the new stadium in the jungle city of Manaus were not completely satisfied and reported a lot of unfinished work at the venue, set to host its first World Cup match in about three months.

Local media also reported a series of problems at the Arena da Amazonia, which opened on Sunday with a local match attended by about 20,000 people, including workers who helped build the 44,000-capacity stadium.

Some of the bathrooms weren't finished and there were leaks from parts of the roof. Fans also complained of long lines to purchase food at concession stands and said some tickets were sold to seats that didn't exist.

Local World Cup organizers said they will try to fix the problems for the next test events.

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