Maracanã Football Stadium
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Maracanã Football Stadium information
For a quasi-psychedelic experience, go to a futebol match at Maracanã, Brazil’s temple to football (soccer). Matches here rate among the most exciting in the world, particularly during a championship game or when local rivals Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, Fluminense or Botafogo go headto- head. The stadium underwent a staggering R$900 million upgrade in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Games take place year-round and generally happen on Saturday or Sunday (starting at 4pm or 6pm) or on Wednesday and Thursday (around 8:30pm).