||June 16, 1950
|Rio de Janeiro State Government
(Rio de Janeiro State Government)
|Cost of Construction
Pedro Paulo B. Bastos
Antonio Dias Carneiro
||2016 Summer Olympics
Vasco da Gama
|On Site Parking
||Rio de Janeiro/Galečo - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
Stadium was built specially for the 1950 World Cup, and demonstrates even
today impressive architectural features, such as the 4 great access ramps,
allowing at least 100,000 people to leave the stadium in 30 minutes. The
system of ramps allows for circulation between the 6 floors of the stadium
without even one step.
Being one of the
main tourist attractions of the City of Rio de Janeiro, the stadium is
located in a privileged spot i.e. on the main rail network, next to a subway
station and on the main bus routes to all the principal areas of the city.
The works on the
stadium will begin in October, will cost US$ 35 million and will turn it
into one of the most modern stadiums in the world. The first stage, will
be ready in December, and will meet the demands set by FIFA, which does
not allow for spectators to watch the games while standing.
There will be 68,000
new chairs fitted in the stands, thus reducing the total capacity of
the stadium from 115,000 to 90,000, yet will increase both the safety and
comfort of the spectators. At the end of the final stage, which will be
concluded in 2000, a part of the 200,000 sqm of the stadium will be used
as a sport - culture and leisure complex. After this refurbishment the
stadium arena will also have a total of 120 boxes for 3,000 people, as
well as a large and modern press area, following the FIFA's international
standards, and many other attractions.
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