Maracanã Stadium

stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

Maracanã Stadium
Maracana Stadium June 2013.jpg
Full nameEstádio Jornalista Mário Filho
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates22°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
OwnerState of Rio de Janeiro
OperatorComplexo Maracanã Entretenimento S.A. (Odebrecht, IMX, AEG)
Capacity78,838[1]
Record attendance199,854 (BrazilUruguay, July 16, 1950)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
StartedAugust 2, 1948
OpenedJune 16, 1950
Renovated2000, 2006, 2013
ArchitectWaldir Ramos
Raphael Galvão
Miguel Feldman
Oscar Valdetaro
Pedro Paulo B. Bastos
Orlando Azevedo
Antônio Dias Carneiro
Tenants
Fluminense
Flamengo

SourcesEdit

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