Maracanã Stadium: 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony Host Stadium

The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held on the evening of Friday 5th August 2016 in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro beginning at 20:00 BRT (23:00 UTC).

Maracanã Stadium

Possessed by the Rio de Janeiro state government, it is, similar to the Maracanã neighborhood where it is found, named after the Rio Maracanã, a now canalized stream in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to have the FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil was beaten 2–1 by Uruguay in the choosing amusement. From that point forward, it has fundamentally been utilized for football matches between the significant football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama. It has additionally facilitated various shows and other brandishing occasions.

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Capacity of Maracanã Stadium 

The aggregate participation at the last session of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,854, making it the world's biggest stadium by limit (when it was initiated). After its 2010–13 remodel, the remade stadium right now situates 78,838 observers, making it the biggest stadium in Brazil and the second in South America after Estadio Monumental in Peru.

2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics and Paralympics hosted in Maracanã Stadium 

For the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, a noteworthy remaking undertaking was started for the Maracanã Stadium. The first seating dish, with a two-level arrangement, was pulverized, offering route to another one-level seating bowl.The first stadium's rooftop in cement was expelled and supplanted with a fiberglass tensioned layer covered with Polytetrafluoroethylene. The new rooftop covers 95% of the seats inside the stadium, not at all like the previous configuration, where assurance was just stood to a few seats in the upper ring and those over the entryway access of every segment.

2007 Pan American Games hosted in Maracanã Stadium 

It was the fundamental venue of the 2007 Pan American Games, facilitating the football competition and the opening and shutting functions. The Maracanã was in part remade in arrangement for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 World Cup, where the last of the last rivalry was held. It will likewise be the venue for the opening and shutting functions of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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