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Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro opens to public

04-15-2012 11:42 BJT

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Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Maracana stadium, the venue of the 2014 football World Cup final, has opened to the public.

Four groups of 50 people, Rio residents and tourists, were invited in to see how construction is going. Authorities say the work is almost half completed. The plan is to have the stadium finished by February 2013, ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup in June.

The stadium is to stage the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, as well as its football matches. In November, the Maracana will gain a hedge of tarpaulins supported by a steel structure.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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