Brazilians live and breathe football. It is an intrinsic part of modern culture and something you have to experience not only for the sporting activity itself but the culture that surrounds it. The Maracanã in Rio is considered the biggest football stadium in the world with a record crowd of 200,000 people attending a game. Today capacity is somewhat reduced due to the seated capacity, but the sound and atmosphere are still second to none. It's so big that it is the home of the 2 main teams in Rio, Flamengo and Fluminense. As well as football, the stadium is a concert venue with record crowds visiting a wide variety of music events. Check out the matches available during your visit and put it on your list of must-do's!
It doesn’t matter if you enjoy football or not, football is actually one of the lesser reasons to visit the largest stadium in the world. An electric atmosphere pervades Brazil’s foremost sports venue. The Brazilian flair for football is legendary, as is the friendliness and spirit of the locals; combine the two and you have an utterly intoxicating experience that would find even the most reluctant sports fan wildly cheering along.