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Hi, I’m Matheus, your Local Host in Rio de Janeiro, and football has been a part of my life since very young! I’m ready to show you the best of Rio’s football scene and culture!
Did you imagine visiting the stadium of the legendary Botafogo team and where Usain Bolt won the Gold Medal in 2016? Built for the 2007 Pan American Games, the Nilton Santos Stadium was built on the former site of the Federal Railway Network in the neighborhood of Engenho de Dentro, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Inaugurated on June 30, 2007, with Botafogo’s 2-1 victory over Fluminense, the stadium is considered one of the most modern in Latin America and the world.
The Nilton Santos Stadium currently has a capacity of 46 thousand people and, in addition to the football field with natural grass, the stadium has a complete athletics track
Get to know the best and behind scenes stories about the matches played in the stadium, visiting dressing rooms, press conference and entering on the pitch of this temple of football!