Rio’s Maracana Stadium is Back Open for Tours

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Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Maracana Stadium is open again for guided tours after a three-year renovation project. The Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil was built to host the 1950 World Cup. With Brazil as host for the World Cup 2014, the stadium got a facelift, adhering to all the standards set by FIFA.

The reconstruction project demolished the previous structure (two-tier configuration) and built a one-tier seating arrangement for improved visibility and enforcing additional security. The roof of the stadium was restructured with fiberglass membrane coated with Teflon.Maracanã was once considered the largest stadium in the world, but the later renovation reduced the capacity to 78,000. The new stadium focused on sustainability, security and environmental factors to comply with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements. Brazil’s most famous stadium is also a monument for football fans from around the world.  CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco has more from Rio.

Rio's Maracana Stadium is Back Open for Tours

Rio's Maracana Stadium is Back Open for Tours

Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracana Stadium is open again for guided tours after a three-year renovation project. Brazil's most famous stadium is also a monument for football fans from around the world. CCTV's Lucrecia Franco has more from Rio.
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Some of the projects ahead of the World Cup still aren’t hitting the high notes. Building the stadiums where the games will be played is still an issue.  CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Rio de Janeiro on the preparedness of Brazil in hosting the World cup.

Brazil's Stadiums Not Yet Ready for the World Cup

Brazil's Stadiums Not Yet Ready for the World Cup

Some of the projects ahead of the World Cup still aren't hitting the high notes. Building the stadiums where the games will be played is still an issue. CCTV's Stephen Gibbs reports from Rio de Janeiro on the preparedness of Brazil in hosting the World cup.
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