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In this photo, the lower tier is dismantled completely and the upper tier is torn out up to the vertical two-storey section. Soon the other half of the upper tier will be torn out as well. After that, the playing area should get torn out as well, and a reduced oval playing area with a reduced football pitch of 105x68m will be put in its place. Then, after the cleaning of the structural skeleton left behind by the demolition crews, the new seating bowl will be constructed. The oval of the seating bowl has to match the curvature of the stadium's roof, which will be extended to cover the entire stands. I am having trouble finding out where in this stadium a scoreboard will be placed, plans for a new scoreboard are probably under wraps.

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Maracana gets green light for new roof

April 14 - The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro has been given the green light for a new roof as part of its renovation ahead of the Brazil 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

The famous ground is one of the world's greatest and most iconic sport venues, and is set to host the World Cup final as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Games, in addition to a number of that tournament's football matches.

It was reported recently that problems with the existing roof at the Maracana would cost more to fix than putting in place a new roof, and so the current structure will be demolished.

The Rio de Janeiro state body have now granted permission for the new roof to ensure that the stadium meets requirements, which FIFA stipulate as meaning that all tribunes at grounds are covered.

This was not the case at the Maracana, and the problems with the roof mean that the stadium will now cost almost one-third more than it was initially, at £390 million.

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During the PANAM ceremony, the tents stayed in the athletics stadium (bottom right) and volunteers were concentrated in Maracanazinho (bottom left). I think the space is sufficient.

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During the PANAM ceremony, the tents stayed in the athletics stadium (bottom right) and volunteers were concentrated in Maracanazinho (bottom left). I think the space is sufficient.

Except they (performers, costumes & props and all?) had to schlepp across those freeway overpasses??

Where will they keep the 10,000 athletes and all the fireworks parapharnelia?

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Once the old buildings on the same block as the Joao Havelange Stadium are torn down, there may be enough space for the performers, costumes, props, the 10,000+ athletes, and the fireworks parapharnelia. Also, neiher Maracana nor the Joao Havelange have any underground passages. Why does an Olympic Stadium need underground passages.

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If a sexy lady were thrown to the piranhas, that would be considered murder/manslaughter.

Now, about the capacity disparity between the Olympic Stadium and the football only stadium. In Barcelona, the disparity was 45,000 (70000 capacity in the Montjuic Stadium and 115,000 in the Camp Nou). In Rio, the disparity will be only 22,000 (60,000 in the Engenhao Stadium and 82,000 in Maracana).

Now, if you want to hear something about the designated Olympic Stadium not hosting ceremonies, that will be one of many concerns and controversies that will be faced. An Olympics will not be without concerns and controversies nowadays.

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If a sexy lady were thrown to the piranhas, that would be considered murder/manslaughter.

I thought you were a bloke?

Now, if you want to hear something about the designated Olympic Stadium not hosting ceremonies, that will be one of many concerns and controversies that will be faced. An Olympics will not be without concerns and controversies nowadays.

You got that right for once - NO Olympics is without its issues and controversies. But the Rio stadium (non) issue would have to be one of the lesser and more negligible ones.

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^^No, that issue will be a big one.

One question: Is Maracana an Olympic Stadium or not, or is it even considered one?

In your mind maybe. But you seem to be the only one that is so obsessed with it. It's pretty much a non-issue in every other quarter. The IOC dosn't have any problem with it.

Every stadium and venue that will be used is an Olympic one.

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In your mind maybe. But you seem to be the only one that is so obsessed with it. It's pretty much a non-issue in every other quarter. The IOC dosn't have any problem with it.

Every stadium and venue that will be used is an Olympic one.

I don't like the phrase "seem to be", it isn't good enough. Couldn't you have tried "you are the only one that is so obsessed with it."?

The Engenhao, instead of the Maracana, can be the main centrepiece stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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I don't like the phrase "seem to be", it isn't good enough. Couldn't you have tried "you are the only one that is so obsessed with it."?

The Engenhao, instead of the Maracana, can be the main centrepiece stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

I don't make sweeping and wrong absolute statements like you're fond of doing.

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