Please forgive me for not being able to answer to all of your comments on my last post, slowly but surely I will answer to each one of you! Thank you for visiting and for showing interest!
The Estádio Maracanã is used mainly for soccer games of great importance but also for concerts and special events.
Its original name is Mário Filho and this is the name written at its entrance. He was a journalist and a great supporter of the construction of this magnificent stadium.
This is the stadium where the first World Cup took place in June of 1950 and then the World Cup became a strong competition every 4 years.
Its original capacity was 200,000 but according to FIFA regulations all stadiums in Brazil had not to exceed the 75,00 mark capacity, so they had to adjust the seating to these regulations. This project cost approximately one billion dollars and this is why all the complaining about spending all this money for just one stadium.
To my opinion they should just leave it the way it was..It is a very impressive stadium and a being inside and watch a game here is a thrill to all soccer fans.
Other stadiums such the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, the Mestalla in Valencia, the Daluz in Lisboa are also major and historical stadiums for their glorious games there.
But from all the Estádio do Maracanã is the most impressive and the most important to all soccer fans.
Players such as Pele, Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Roberto Carlos, Ziko and others made history here.
The stadium is far from the city of Rio but the Metro is very flexible and very easy to use but most of all very clean and safe..Every vertical road from the Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana leads to the Metro station and there is no way for someone to be lost because there are yellow signs showing the way.
From Copacabana where I'm at it only takes 20 minutes by Metro to get here.
The day of the game Spain vs Chile the Metro was so packed and the lines were amazingly long.
Getting on Siqueira Campos and getting off at São Cristóvão station is the best way to see the stadium from a more panoramic view and also to see the thousands of people trying to get inside.
The entrances and the sitting is very easy and everything is organised to perfection.
The cleanliness and the hospitality are impressive.
There is a great number of police, federal police, county police, horse policemen and commando forces all along and around the stadiums that everyone fills safe and I am very impressed by the way they handle everything in a very discreet and hospitable manner...they are all there but it feels like they are not..always helpful with directions and very polite!
They told me that this stadium will not be used for the venues at the 2016 Olympic Games, it will only be used for the opening, closing ceremonies and the soccer games.
The venues will take place at Barra de Tijuca and some in Copacabana, Sambadrome and other stadiums in Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo.
I went to see the new Olympic stadium which is still under construction.
The last game that I saw here was the one of France vs Ecuador, but the picture is taken from the game Argentina vs Bosnia.
Now next game will be the final and I think that this will be the most exciting moment of all!!
I dedicate this picture to Ricardomattos along with my compliments for this magnificent event!
A country may be beautiful but the people are the ones who make this country unforgettable!!!
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mohammad_H (9532) 2014-06-27 9:48
تصور زیبا و شفاف
جام جهانی فوتبال
و شما از نزدیک نظاره گر این تورنمنت
lousat (78445) 2014-06-27 9:50
HI Eleni,a second magnificent pic from the most famous stadium of the world,you were very very lucky to be there,perfect capture,simmetric and caught with bright colors and fine detail too.I wish to be there me too,but the italian team isn't not still there..ehehe...have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (33634) 2014-06-27 10:03
we are neighbors on TE today. Very fine picture from football world cup. MAracana is a temple of football. Very fine composition to show this world famous arena. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
photoray (12689) 2014-06-27 11:05
Your wide swept view of Estadio Maracana reveals its immense size and obvious support for a true international sport. The opening in the roof top looks big enough to fly out of.
Thanks for sharing,
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2014-06-27 11:10
For me one of the most interesting things about stadiums (aside from the sport) is the many geometric shapes present, this is proof in the photo! Lines, curves, circles, triangles, squares you have pretty much everything covered here. And all done with a brilliant sense once again of the excitement of the moment. Love the array of colors here, the people remind me of colored balloons floating off into the sky! I hope you are having a wonderful time.
jemaflor (86086) 2014-06-27 11:22
Superbe ! tu es au coeur de l'évènement et de ce stade mythique. Bon cadrage avec cette vue symétrique. Le match France/ Equateur n'était sans doute pas le plus passionnant mais je suppose que lorsque l'on se trouve dans ce stade, le spectacle est autant à regarder les joueurs que de profiter de l'ambiance su stade.
janneman (2598) 2014-06-27 11:47
I love this photo for the idea that it seems to be the center of planet earth in these days....
The colours are good and the perspecitive and symmetry is beautiful.
emka (80912) 2014-06-27 13:32
Hello Eleni, What a view! And I am sure that our friends here who watch the World Cup are envious and would also like to be there. Magnificent photo of this famous stadium. perfect composition and colours.
WArm regrads MAlgo
dip (23640) 2014-06-27 13:44
Γεια σου Ελένη,
πραγματικά όνειρο του καθενός,ποδοσφαιρόφιλου και όχι μόνο,είναι να βρεθεί σ'αυτό το ξακουστό στάδιο,
πολύ ωραία και εντυπωσιακή και αυτή η φωτογραφία,νομίζω με ακόμα καλύτερο φωτισμό και σημείο λήψης από την προηγούμενη,μόνο που οι παίχτες δεν είναι ακόμα στον αγωνιστικό χώρο,
τέλος πάντων,ας μην τα θέλουμε όλα δικά μας...
Δεν ξέρω με ποια ιδιότητα βρίσκεσαι εκεί,αλλά αν είσαι με την Αμερικάνικη αποστολή,μάλλον δεν θα είσαι εκεί στον τελικό...:))
σε χαιρετώ,και καλή συνέχεια,
carlo62 (34490) 2014-06-27 14:00
non preoccuparti per i commenti, hai da lavorare ed è difficile distrarsi.
Un'altra bella foto mentre lo stadio di affolla e la grade scritta FIFA che domina la scena.
Grazie per le notizie che ci fornisci.
PS Italia e Spagna si riposano e noi tiferemo Grecia :)
nikkitta (14992) 2014-06-27 18:34
Hola Elena querida
Since the moment I saw the picture I was sure it was a game where Argentina was playing because of the blue present everywhere, hope you enjoy the Argentine people
Great capture of a so famous stadium, noticed you are well located and managed to obtain a good panoramic
Great color contrast and composition
Hope you enjoy caipirinha and caipiroska
Un saludo con cariño y espero tu apoyo a mi selecion
danos (87923) 2014-06-27 21:58
Ελένη γεια σου,
εξαιρετική παρουσίαση του φημισμένου σταδίου που παρά τις μειωμένες θέσεις του δεν παύει να είναι ένας θρύλος.Η πανοραμική θέα του είναι υπέροχη με τα χρώματα και το φως να το αναδεικνύουν ακόμα περισσότερο.
καλή συνέχεια και την Κυριακή με νίκη για την Εθνική μας,Δάνος
ikeharel (58921) 2014-06-28 0:35
Diff. POV on the big stadium, early enough to see some empty chairs, but an angle to appreciate it's size, Eleni.
An amazing place, just can imagine the noise of the crowd whenthe game started.
Fine technical details collected.
Keep enjoy the rest of the tournament.
Sergiom (62028) 2014-06-28 5:30
Quel beau stade et quel bon point de vue pour voir un match. Une belle vue sur tout le terrain. La gestion de la lumière difficile dans ces endroits est parfaite.
jhm (140629) 2014-06-28 7:11
You chose a very well angle perfect behind the goal, we see completely the football field
Very well depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ricardomattos (4659) 2014-06-28 8:31
In the last photo I was lucky to be the first to see it and now is that I had time to open the TE and I'm already late. I'm very honored by your dedication and your photo is beautiful. Perfect colors, framing and graphisms. But what makes me happy is knowing that you're so close, in my country, since we know each other only through the website. I hope you are very well treated here as you deserve and take very good memories from here.
A great hug,
CLODO (30706) 2014-06-28 11:30
You are sent by TE to supervise the Football world cup, and we can imagine the noise in this arena when the players are in. Nice blue and orange spots .
COSTANTINO (56799) 2014-06-28 22:01
Hello dear Eleni
very fine picture from Football stadium
wellpresented with very useful notes
the opening of the roof is very interesting
and the green of the place adds interest
have a nice time
npecanhuk (66862) 2014-06-29 0:18
Hi Eleni! Another wonderful picture you took and, more than the stadium itself, it seems that it shows how you are feeling and that means happyband satisfied! Cheers, neyvan
resat1972 (7408) 2014-06-29 6:11
Muhteşem bir açı
harika bir çekim
Silvio1953 (124653) 2014-07-05 22:49
Ciao Eleni, la Grecia è uscita, ma con onore, noi siam tornati a casa con la coda tra le gambe, gran bella panoramica del fantastico stadio, bravissima, buona Domenica, un abbraccio Silvio
fotka (3625) 2014-07-08 7:57
Well, you must be soccer fan to be on Maracana stadium.
Good classic colorful composition with well done perspective as also colors, light and sharpness.
tomi1 (2180) 2014-07-08 17:53
Only today came to TE page. I often remember you knowing that beyond the championship you will be present among that people. You say you were in Buzios. Well I still went to see jeribá beach to have a perception of it. There is a novel actor having a mansion there. For what I could realize boats take us to beaches which for me are unknown. Yet the time I was there was short. I had to walk about 30 minutes to reach the center. I still found a portuguese girl working in the reception of the hotel. But she didn't close too much. Indeed I have a girl friend living there which I have contacted in a ship cruise. I have her in FB. I contact with brasilian people here but some of them do not want to leave Portugal for various reasons. Today I could not watch the match between Brasil and German but and there germans have shown talent. In fact we had good football players. The actual teams loose to much time passing ball. So many opportunities are obviously lost. Then in the last minutes everybody expects the the holly salvation. The players must kick to goal. I hope the deafeats show how to improve. I think the germans know the weaknesses of each team. Warm regards. Tomi