The Rio 2016™ Games benefit all of Brazil. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, the football competitions will take place in four other state capitals.
Built in 1965 and regularly used for major international and national football matches, the Mineirão was fully refurbished for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is set in a beauitful location alongside Pampulha Lake and its surrounding monuments that were conceived by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Seating capacity: 69,900
The Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasília is approximately one and a half hours by air from Rio. Brasília, the national capital, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring more than 100 buildings designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Built in 1974, the Mané Garrincha Stadium was fully renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Seating capacity: 76,000
The iconic Maracanã, one of the most famous stadiums in the world, will stage the decisive matches of the Rio 2016 Olympic football competitions – including the men's and women's finals. Originally built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the Maracanã was completely upgraded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It will also stage the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. Seating capacity: 78,600.
Salvador is a two-and-a-half hour flight from Rio. Brazil’s original capital, the city is rich in culture and history, and is a major international tourist destination. Originally built in 1951, the Fonte Nova Arena was completely refurbished for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and is used by two major Brazilian football clubs, Bahia and Vitoria. Seating capacity: 50,000.
São Paulo is approximately one hour by air from Rio. Brazil's largest city and financial capital, Sampa (as it is known locally) also boasts a rich cultural life and is a renowned gastronomy centre.