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12,000-capacity basketball stadium could be used again in Brazil Olympics

16:38 09 January 2012

THE stadium used for this year’s Olympic Games could be transported to Brazil and used at the 2016 Games, it has been revealed.

The facility, with a 12,000 capacity, has been built in London by Scottish firm Barr Construction and could be used again in Rio de Janeiro if plans between organisers go ahead.

Managing director Barclay Chalmers said: “In this age of renewables and sustainability, we hope to move this stadium on to the next Olympics and perhaps reused after, which would be a tremendous thing.

“We will dismantle the stadium in January 2013 and find a new home for it.

“Rio would be our preferred option to be able to reuse it but, if not, there are other people who have expressed an interest in using it.

“Building the stadium has helped raise our profile by being associated with such a major event.

“It has helped us gain credibility across the UK and we are now able to point to this on our CV.”

The stadium, which was made of steel fabricated in Dumfries, would be moved in sections, with further construction taking place in Scotland to expand the stadium capacity to 16,500 if needed.

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