Maracanã Renovation Makes Progress

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Work is set to begin on what will be the crowning glory of the renovated Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. A brand new "grandstand," similar to that seen at the Estadio Bernabéu in Madrid, will be the largest feature of the updated stadium and in compliance with FIFA’s "visibility requirements."

The new stand will hold over a third of the ground’s attendance capacity and . . .

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