The stadium witnessed the record attendance of 199,854 in the inaugural match, making it world’s largest stadium regarding capacity when inaugurated.
The stadium was opened to host the FIFA World Cup in 1950. The deciding game was played between Uruguay and Brazil where Brazil lost by 2-1.
Estádio do Maracanã or commonly known as the Maracanã Stadium is situated in Rio De Janerio. The stadium was originally built to host football matches. However, it has also hosted many musical concerts and other sports. Maracanã is Brazil’s largest stadium and the second largest stadium in South America regarding capacity (78,838). This stadium is owned by State of Rio de Janeiro. It was designed by famous architects of the era; Waldir Ramos, Miguel Feldman, Oscar Valdetaro,Raphael Galvao, Antonio Dias Carneiro, Orlando Azevedo and Pedro Paulo B Bastos. Maracanã is the home ground for the clubs Fluminense and Flamengo since its inception.
It has hosted final match of FIFA Club World Cup in 2000.
The full name of the stadium is Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho.
The stadium has hosted significant matches, opening and closing ceremonies of Pan American Games in 2007.
In 2013, it played host to the FIFA Confederations Cup final match.
The national football team of Brazil has been using the stadium as its home ground since 1923.
Maracanã stadium has hosted the FIFA World Cup matches in 1950 and 2014.
Maracanã stadium witnessed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 2016.
The official name of the stadium was given in honor of Mario Filho, a journalist who started a campaign for the construction of this stadium. The name “Maracanã” was derived from the river Maracanã.