A stage for strong emotions and unforgettable matches, the Jornalista Mário Filho stadium was officially inaugurated in 1950, at the city of Rio de Janeiro, and is worldwide known as Maracana – or Maraca, as it is affectionately referred to in Brazil.
The Stadium, which was completely reformed for FIFA’s 2014 World Cup, has been scenery to countless thrilling events throughout its history, namely king Pelé’s thousandth goal, in 1969, and the 2007 Pan American Games.
Over the years, Maraca became a multipurpose area, a venue for other sports, many events and famous artists’ concerts, such as Paul McCartney, Madonna and the Rolling Stones.
In 2016, Maracana hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of Rio 2016™ Olympic Games, besides hosting the football finals and two semifinals.
With capacity to 78,600 spectators, Maracanã is Brazil’s biggest stadium, a reference for modernity and safety around the world.
If it rains, bring a raincoat and avoid using an umbrella.
It is forbidden to enter with weapons, bottles, fireworks and animals.
Av. Presidente Castelo Branco, s/n – Maracanã
You can use one of the several taxi companies available in Rio to get to the Maracanã Stadium. Check out taxi rates.
Take the subway line 2 and get off at the Maracanã station (access to gates A, B or C) or São Cristóvão station (access to gates D, E and F). Check out the Subway map.
Check out the bus lines passing through Maracanã.