Maracanã is the maximum soccer Brazilian temple.
Maracanã has already been the scenery of the most important Brazilian soccer classic and earned historical moments of the international soccer. Monumental facts, like the thousandth goal of king Pelé, in 1969, also happened in the grass of the soccer Brazilian temple.
Inaugurated in July 16th , in 1950, has already received the World cup games of that year and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016, Besides the sport competitions, Maracanã has already been a stage for important events, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner shows and camp mass, of the Pope João Paulo II, in 1980 and 1997.
Maracanã had a big reform and had the total capacity to 78,838 supporters. The new Maracanã has been modernized and today fills international security items, logistic and sustainability. The use of solar energy and rainwater collection, reused in the 292 bathrooms and 4 dressing rooms, are important measures of economy and responsibility. More 360 security cameras keep the surveillance permanent of the stadium, that received two new ramps of access, besides the traditional Bellini and UERJ, beyond 12 escalators and more elevators, today, the total number is 17 of it.
New bars and snack bars give more comfort to the public, who are waiting for retractable chairs shared per colors and produced with certified material, with plastic bottle. Divided in five levels on the north, south, east and west sectors, Maracanã bets in divisions to facilitate the access and location of the supporters. Gate, sector, block, level, queues and chair are the subdivisions that will allow the supporters to localize their place with more comfort and more safety. There are also sits to obese, reserved area for people with special necessities and tactile floor for the visually impaired.
How to get there
– By metro/SuperVia:
To the West access of the stadiums (UERJ ramp and entrances A, B, C), disembark on Maracanã station.
To the East access of the stadium (Bellini ramp and entrances D, E, F), disembark on São Cristóvão station.
Reopened in June 2017, the Maracanã Tour takes the audience behind the scenes of the most famous stadium in the world. Visitors are aware of the permanent exhibition that brings together important pieces of Brazilian football history, such as Garrincha’s uniform at the 1962 World Cup, as well as the footmarks of idols such as Roberto Dinamite and Pelé. The press room and the iconic lawn are also part of the tour, which can be accompanied by bilingual guides or individually made. The tour features news such as pieces provided by Zico that promise to be a success among fans and enthusiasts of Flamengo, including the 1981 world champion track and the shirt used by Galinho in the 1979 team triumph.
The tours last an average of 40 minutes and take place daily from 9am to 4pm, with prices varying from R $ 25, the value of the half-ticket of the basic ticket, to R $ 85 for the VIP ticket with the right of parking *. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office at Gate 1, which runs from 8:30 am, or at www.tourmaracana.com.br.
* On game days the last tour will leave 3 hours before the gates open.
* It is necessary that only one of the visitors acquires the ticket with parking right. Others will be able to buy the basic ticket.
* Children under the age of five do not pay. Students, children from 6 to 12 years old and seniors over 60 pay half-entry.