The Maracana is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium was opened in 1950 to host the World Cup of that year. The stadium has since been renovated twice, most recently in 2013 when it underwent a major renovation in order to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup in which it hosted a number of games including the final. The stadium has a capacity of 78,838 and is pinnacle stadium in the football-mad nation of Brazil. The Brazilian football sides Fluminense and Flamengo play their home matches at the Maracana. The stadium is named after the Maracana River.
Transport links to the stadium are very good due to the infrastructure improvements that were required to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The ‘Maracana’ train station is situated outside the stadium. The 218, 222, 238, 239, 432, 433, 464, 605, 609 and 638 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the stadium is by attending a football match. You can get tickets for a match online or at the stadium's ticket office.