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Since it holds almost 74000, Just wonder how full it will look when Brazil is not playing?

Maracanã Stadium


Built for the 1950 World Cup, the Mario Filho Stadium – internationally known as Maracanã – is one of the most famous stadiums in the world, receiving a great number of Brazilian and foreign tourists annually. It is also one the best regarded symbols of the city of Rio. The stadium has gone through a number of rejuvenation works during its history, and its magnificence is still impressive. The stadium will play an outstanding role at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007, staging the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and football matches, including the finals.

The Maracanãzinho Gymnasium, house of the Rio 2007 Volleyball competitions, was inaugurated in 1954 and has also staged important events such as the 1963 Men’s World Basketball Championship and the Volleyball World League in 1990, besides international shows.

The Julio Delamare Water Park is the stage for the Water Polo tournament in the Games. The Maracanã Sports Complex also includes the Celio de Barros Athletics Stadium, and it is administered by the Rio de Janeiro State Government.


Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, s/nº, portão 18, Maracanã

Sport Disciplines

Football, Water Polo and Volleyball

Capacities- Maracanã Stadium (Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Football) – 73,916 spectators

- Maracanãzinho Gymnasium (Volleyball) – 8,257 spectators

- Júlio Delamare Aquatic Park (Water Pólo) – 2,888 spectators

Period of Activity

July 13th, July 21st , July 24th, July 27th and July 29th

Complex Total Area

195,600 m²

Distance from the Village

29 km

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quote:Originally posted by Vic

Wonder what kind of a rejuvination they did. There were 210,000 people in there for the 1950 World Cup Final.

I was wondering the same thing. From 200000 to 74000? Are we talking of the same stadium.

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