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Address: Rua Jose dos Reis, 425 | Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Engenhão Stadium

Easy acess by metro and train. It´s better to arrive earlier because the lines take time to enter in the stadium.

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Ana Emilia M
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Easy acess by metro and train. It´s better to arrive earlier because the lines take time to enter in the stadium.

Thank Ana Emilia M
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived by train which was on time. Platform was clean and easy walking to the stadium. Toilets were inside the entry area so be prepared for a wait. When inside the stadium grounds are spacious and tidy. Seating was ok however I found the seat backs a bit too flexible. Ample space between people. Good rake which meant that you... More 

1 Thank Rodney C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This stadium hosted athletics during the Rio 2016 Games. I visited on three separate occasions, sitting in different areas each time and the views were all great. It is easy to get to using the metro and train, however the surrounding area is not great.

1 Thank CdnTravelGal79
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This stadium held the Athletics during Rio 2016 Summer Games. It is very nice inside and Bolt won his last three golden medals here. It usually have soccer games (not the most important), but it can be a good alternative in case there is no games in Maracanã. It is vey interesting. The bad side of this is that the... More 

1 Thank Alexandre P
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We enjoyed watching the track and field here during the Olympics. From what we were told Botofogo plays here at other times. Decent stadium but lacks all the modern creature comforts one finds at new stadiums like pubs, restaurants, plenty of restrooms etc.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Rio de Janeiro
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

THis stadium is shut down for structural work. And has been for about two years. Incredibly, the stadium built in 2007 has already presented serious structural compromise. And it is supposed to be the opening venue for the Olympics one year from now.

1 Thank Frederico N
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Commonly known by the cariocas as "Engenhão", and with the official name of "Estádio Nilton Santos" (João Havelange was the former name of it), this is the 2nd largest football stadium in Rio (Maracanã is the largest) and home to Botafogo (the 4th largest football team in the city). It is a new stadium, very comfortable and worth to visit... More 

Thank Diogo V
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

You haven't really been to Brazil until you've seen a football game! I was taken here to see a Botafogo match with some friends and had an amazing time. Attendance was low for this particular game, but the supporters were always loud and the crowd was always in it. The stadium itself is still undergoing work so some sections were... More 

Thank Darren L
Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

This stadium was recently closed due to discovery of a crack in a major steel support and 50% greater movement than had been forecast by engineers. Games which were scheduled for this stadium are now taking place as far away as Volta Redonda. Re-opening is up in the air, no forecast date has yet been released. With Rio's two major... More 

Thank PTRio
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Not a bad place to go and watch a game of football. We went to see a game between Fluminense (the home team) and Vasco de Gama. Sadly the stadium was only half full with around 15000 of the seats taken up, but still a great atmosphere and good facilites inside the ground. I would reccommend watching a game here.

Thank mark7780

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