São Januário: Rio’s Historical Football Stadium

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Established on April 21, 1927, the Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama football (soccer) stadium is most recognized as São Januário, the name of one of the main streets that leads to the stadium located in the neighborhood of São Cristóvão in Zona Norte (North Zone). Built on an area of 56,000 square meters, it houses the stadium, two gymnasiums, an aquatic park with an Olympic sized pool, official Vasco da Gama Penalty store, a chapel and hotel.

São Januário was the largest . . .

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