200,000 spectators during the 1950 World Cup match Brazil versus Uruguay; 195,000 during the 1963 local derby Fluminense versus Flamengo; Pelé; Ghiggia; Sinatra; John Paul II: This is the history and these are the famous names and figures that made the Estádio Maracanã the world’s most legendary stadium. Templo sagrado no país do futebol, or “The Holy Temple in the Land of Football”; this how Brazilians refer to the stadium known simply as “the Maracanã.” Worldwide, the name stands for great moments in sports, and there are few buildings that have achieved such a splendid reputation in such a short time. Therefore, schlaich bergermann und partner is delighted to to contribute to the redevelopment of the stadium for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by crowning it with a stunning new roof. Since 2009, the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro has undergone modernization upgrades to meet FIFA requirements for the 2014 World Cup. On April 27, 2013, it was ready for the first match under the new roof. The first official event was the match between Brazil and England on June 2nd of that year.
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