Maracanã Stadium Turns 60

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rightly labeled the home of Brazilian football, the Maracanã stadium turned sixty years old on Wednesday, June 16th, and to commemorate the occasion the iconic venue is hosting a collection of photography and exhibits telling the Maracanã story, along with special lighting to celebrate Brazil's participation in the World Cup 2010.

Although popularly known as Maracanã, the stadium's official name is Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, after the journalist Mário Filho, who was one of the main champions of the stadium's construction. The original project was . . .

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