RIO: Football in April 2013
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 3, 2013 10:10 AM Last Post By: inaciomartinelli
Mar 7, 2013 7:01 PM
RIO: Football in April 2013Hi everyone,
Could anyone tell me if the Botafogo vs. São Paulo match on April 7 at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange (Paulista League) would be a good match to watch? I looked at schedules for some of the more local games also, but these two teams seemed 'higher caliber'. Also, what is the best way to get tickets for the match and how much would a typical ticket cost?
Please feel free to recommend other games in Rio during that weekend and how tickets are best acquired. Thanks in advance!
Mar 8, 2013 2:32 AM
Look, this game you’re talking about it’s not going to happen in Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange (rio de janeiro), but in Ribeirao Preto, a city in the west of Sao Paulo state. This Botafogo is not the Botafogo from Rio de Janeiro (Clarence Seedorf’s team), but a small club from the paulista league also called Botafogo. There are flights from Sao Paulo to ribeirao Preto, but I guess it’s not a good game for you to choose. I recommend you try Corinthians x Sao Bernardo, that’s going to happen in the same day at Pacaembu Stadium, in Sao Paulo. Corinthians is the world champions and the team is pretty good, but It will be not an important game, though. If you are in Rio, there’s also Botafogo (from Rio) x Olaria, this one in the stadium Joao Havelange, but this one is a really small game, and Botafogo fans are famous for really small publics.
Mar 8, 2013 5:51 PM
Mar 9, 2013 7:18 AM
3Muito obrigado pancho and inacio. I wouldn't have known without that clarification. Only games in Rio would work. Do you know what the best way is to buy tickets? Online, at the stadium days before the match or the day of the match at the stadium? How much does a typical ticket cost? I'm interested in watching a good match during that weekend in Rio, so I'm guessing Botafogo x Olario is the way to go from what you both said. Seeing Seerdorf is a plus of course.
Thanks again guys.
Mar 9, 2013 1:59 PM
4It won´t be a good match... Olaria is horrible. You can purchase your tickets at the stadium, before the match. Just arrive 30 minutes before it starts, and buy your ticket. Like I said, it will be empty, therefore, you don´t need to buy it in advance.
To go to Engenhão: Take the metro untill Central Station. In there, take the train untill Engenho de Dentro Station.
The stadium is in front of the stadium... it´s very easy to get there.
The cheapest ticket is the South Sector (Setor Sul), behind the goal: R$ 20
You also have the option to buy the Inferior East/West sectors (Leste or Oeste Inferior) for R$ 40.
The other sectors are the higher stands (Leste/Oeste Superior), they normally cost R$ 40. However, in empty games, sometimes, they are closed.
Mar 9, 2013 5:38 PM
Mar 31, 2013 9:10 AM
6Inacio, pancho or anyone, I heard that Rio's mayor has closed Engenhão because of safety concerns. Does anyone know where the Botafogo x Olaria game will be played now? Is it an easily accessible stadium? Also, if it's at a much smaller stadium - is the best way to get tickets still at the stadium?
Apr 3, 2013 10:10 AM
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