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Located in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Maracană stadium (official name: Estádio Mário Filho) is one of the biggest football (soccer) stadiums of the world, and it is home of the four biggest football teams of Rio: Flamengo, Botafogo, Vasco da Gama and Fluminense.

These four clubs are part of the twelve biggest Brazilian football clubs.

The stadium, built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, originally had a capacity of 200,000. However, its capacity was greatly reduced when it was converted to an all-seater in the 1990s; it can currently hold around 70,000 seated and 120,000 with standing room. It is now undergoing renovations that will increase its all-seated capacity to around 80,000.

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