Maracanã Stadium

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Maracanã Stadium
Maracana Stadium June 2013.jpg
Full name Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°54′43.80″S 43°13′48.59″W / 22.9121667°S 43.2301639°W / -22.9121667; -43.2301639Coordinates: 22°54′43.80″S 43°13′48.59″W / 22.9121667°S 43.2301639°W / -22.9121667; -43.2301639
Broke ground August 2, 1948
Opened June 16, 1950
Renovated 2000, 2006, 2013
Owner State of Rio de Janeiro
Operator Complexo Maracanã Entretenimento S.A. (Odebrecht, IMX, AEG)
Surface Grass
Architect Waldir Ramos
Raphael Galvão
Miguel Feldman
Oscar Valdetaro
Pedro Paulo B. Bastos
Orlando Azevedo
Antônio Dias Carneiro
Capacity 78,838[1]
Record attendance 199,854 (BrazilUruguay, July 16, 1950)
Field dimensions 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Tenants
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Fluminense
Flamengo

Maracanã Stadium, (Portuguese: Estádio do Maracanã) standard Brazilian Portuguese: [esˈtad͡ʒju du maɾakɐˈnɐ̃], local pronunciation: [iʃˈtad͡ʒu du mɐˌɾakɐˈnɐ̃]), officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is a multi purpose stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It can hold around 78,838 people.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Maracanã fica mais moderno sem abrir mão de sua história" (in Portuguese). Estado de S. Paulo. Retrieved September 22, 2012.