The stadium, originally named for journalist Mario Filho, has an impressive new structure revolving around one important feature; the roof. The new light-gauge structured roof will sail above the audience’s head, providing space for new video screens and lights. The roof will have no visual impact on the existing stadium’s facade due to its low profile. Its structure will provide much needed shade in order to help too keep the spectators cool during the hot Brazilian day games. The white sail-like skin of the roof will transmit plenty of daylight in order to save the stadium on lighting cost, as well.
The current design and reconstruction of the stadium will help to create a much more comfortable environment for spectators and players alike. The grandstands are being moved 13 meters closer to the field in order to improve viewing conditions and that atmosphere. New areas are also being included in the design of this facility including lounges, cabins, athletic areas, dressing rooms, and much more. The stadium will be more efficient and flexible in order to accommodate the increased use of the facility in coming years. This stadium will eventually be reopened next year to host the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics, and then the 2016 Summer Paralympics.