Brazil to install security cameras in soccer stadiums

14:04, October 24, 2009      

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Brazilian Sports Ministry will invest 80 million reais in monitoring system for public and private soccer stadiums, including security cameras, to ensure security during matches, a sports official said on Friday.

During the seminar on Stadiums, Security and Use Conditions that took place at Hotel Nacional, in Brasilia, Alcino Rocha, the Brazilian Sports Ministry's assessor for soccer affairs, said the bidding for purchasing the equipment is open until December 7.

An official survey showed that 89 percent of Brazilian families stopped going to matches in stadiums because of lack of security.

Installing cameras in stadiums will allow the identification of troublemakers and monitoring the organized supporters groups that go to stadiums just to fight.

The director of Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Virgilio Elisio, warned that clubs must send inspection request as quick as possible in order that problems are solved and spectators feel comfortable in stadiums again.

Source: Xinhua
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