Tag: Rio de Janeiro


Maracanã Stadium rolling up tech sleeves

Maracanã Stadium operational challenges

The 78,838-capacity Maracanã Stadium, officially named Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an association football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium is part of a complex that includes an arena known by the name of Maracanãzinho, which means ‘The Little Maracanã’ in Portuguese.... » Read more


Jabbed fans can only watch Vulture-The O game

Maracana only 10 per cent capacity for Copa Libertadores game

The Brazilian sports club Flamengo will be able to sell up to 10 percent of the capacity tickets of their home facility – Maracanã Stadium – in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) for the match on August 18th in which it will play against the Paraguayan sports club – Club Olimpia – for... » Read more


Copa América fans carry fake COVID reports

Copa America final in Rio with 7000 fans

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said guests at the Copa América Final on July 10th brought false COVID-19 tests to Maracanã Stadium in Brazil. Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win Copa América. ‘USA Today’ stated that the South American governing body said in a statement it... » Read more


Maracanã Stadium not to be named after Pelé

Maracana will not be renamed after Pele

The historic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will not be renamed after soccer giant Pelé. ‘AP’ stated that the Rio de Janeiro Governor Claudio Castro recently vetoed a divisive proposal passed by the State legislature to honor the three-time World Cup winner by calling it the... » Read more


Brazil venue to be renamed after icon Pelé

Maracanã renamed after Pelé

Brazil’s symbolic Maracanã Stadium gets a new name – ‘The Edson Arantes do Nascimento-Rei Pelé Stadium’ as a mark of respect to one of the world’s as well as the country’s greatest football legend Pelé. ‘ESPN’ reported that Rio de Janeiro State legislators approved the name... » Read more


Rio circuit plans hit ‘Green’ barricade

Rio de Janeiro seeking new site for motorsport circuit

In the backdrop of financial dealings as regards São Paulo’s (Brazil) extended race contract with Formula 1 being unbolted, Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor, Eduardo Paes, has said he will hunt for a new site for the City’s proposed new motorsport circuit as it was a big ‘No’ for a new one planned... » Read more


Rio Mayor volte-face on fans’ entry to venues

Brazil Rio de Janeiro allows fans back

On January 13th morning the Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) municipal administration was all poised to allow the return of fans to stadiums. However, after a severe backlash on social media going by the fact that COVID-19 continues to batter Brazil with 92 percent of the City’s intensive care units... » Read more


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