"Soccer Matches at Maracana" Maracanã Soccer Stadium Tip by bsfreeloader


Even if you aren't a sports' fan, attending a soccer match at Maracana Stadium will probably be one of the highlights of your visit to Rio. Built for the 1950 World Cup, it is the largest stadium of its kind in the world. Once holding nearly 200,000 fans, the stadium has undergone several renovations and now holds substantially less than that. Even so, attending a game is an extraordinary experience. Throughout the entire game, fans wave large banners, shrouded by smoke from flares and fireworks, and chant along while drummers pound away incessantly on samba drums.

Address: Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco, s/n - Portão 2 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20271-130, Brazil
Directions: Near Maracanã Metro Station
Phone: 0800 062 7222
Website: http://www.maracana.com/site/

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2006
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