Saturday, 23 July 2016

Where is Maracana Stadium | Rio Olympic Maracana Stadium

Where is Olympic Stadium? One of the largest football stadiums in the world, Maracana Stadium is located toward the east of Rio de Janeiro city. The iconic venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics is a part of a complex that includes an arena - Maracanãzinho. The Olympic stadium is about five kilometers from downtown Rio. 

It is located about 12 kilometers north of the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. 


Description : Map showing where is Maracana Stadium located in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

How to Reach Maracana Stadium by Metro?

You have to choose Line 2 for getting an easy access to the stadium. Maracanã station is a stop on the Line 2. You have to board the train from downtown Rio, Flamengo, and Botafogo areas. It can also be reached with a transfer from Line 1, which runs from the Copacabana and Ipanema areas. 

How to Reach Maracana Stadium by Commuter Train?

Some of you might prefer taking a commuter train from the Central do Brasil railway station. However, this option sounds more feasible when you had to come to the station or you are coming from the nearby central bus terminal. It is advisable to take a train on the red Ramal Deodoro line, and get off at Maracanã station.

Maracana Stadium Image

How to Reach Maracana Stadium by Bus?

BRT Transcarioca: The network extending for 39km connects the suburbs with Barra da Tijuca, the closest neighborhood to the 2016 Olympic venue.

BRT Transoest: The buses connect Santa Cruz and Campo Grande with Barra da Tijuca. 

BRT Transolímpica: The buses in this corridor link can also take you close to the Maracana stadium.

The 464 bus takes you from Ipanema to Maracanã. 

Address of Maracana Stadium

Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, s/nº, portão 18, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

Maracana Stadium Facts

Full nameEstádio Jornalista Mário Filho
OfficiallyEstádio Jornalista Mário Filho
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
AddressAv. Pres. Castelo Branco, s/n - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil
Coordinates22°54′43.80″S 43°13′48.59″W
OwnerState of Rio de Janeiro
OperatorComplexo Maracanã Entretenimento S.A. (Odebrecht, IMX, AEG)
Capacity78838
Record attendance199,850 (Uruguay vs Brazil, July 16, 1950)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction 
Broke groundAugust 2, 1948
OpenedJune 16, 1950[2]
Renovated2000, 2006, 2013
Phone:+55 800 062 7222


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