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“Go else where”

Sao Januario Stadium
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Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match
Ranked #112 of 720 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go else where”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

It is a dangerous place to go. If you are a soccre lover go watch a match in the Engenhão Stadium. Much better located, new installations, clean place.
São Januário is located in a poor ill maintened city zone and near a favela of bad reputation.

Visited October 2012
Thank dickmorley
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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If you love soccer.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

There's a big room with trophies, and all the fans can take photos.
There's a restaurant, the food is good. But it's too hot inside the room.
The sidewalk outside it's terrible, it's broken.
And there's a store to buy everything of the club.

I like the visit.

2 Thank NatashaPiotto
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

I put 'average' because the match and the experience was excellent, but the location of the stadium is terrible! The taxi dirver even told us that he didn't like driving out there and tipped us to get out of the stadium a couple of minutes early to get a ca back to the hotel, as the area would flood with people trying to get home as soon as it was over. Now that was true enough, as soon as we got our cab thousands of spectators left the statium and we could see it would have taken long to get home if we had left just minutes later.

Before the match we waited outside the entrance to have a few beers on the street. It was OK because we could see the security from where we were standing, but I wouldn't have done it if I weren't with a Brazilian.

Visited August 2011
Thank HanneMV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Full of history stadium”
Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

This is the unique stadium in Rio owned by a club. This stadium is part of Brazillian History. Visit the stadium during a game of the wonderful Vasco da Gama Team. Its a nice place.

3 Thank Marcio J
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great architecture, and tradition from a glorious brazilian football club.”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Estádio São Januário, nicknamed A Colina (The Hill), is the home of CR Vasco da Gama. The stadium has a capacity of 24,584 seats.

São Januário opened on the 21st of April 1927 with a match between Vasco da Gama and Santos (5-3). The first goal was scored by Santos player Evangelista. When it opened, the stadium was the largest of South America, and even though it lost that status quickly, it remained the largest of Brazil until the opening of Pacaembu in 1940.

In the 1930s and 40s the stadium was a regular host to the Brazilian national team, and it was one of the two playing venues at the 1949 Copa América. After the completion of Maracanã in 1950, the stadium had to settle with just two international friendlies in the late 1980s and early 90s.

The facade of the main stand is listed as national heritage. In 2007 a statue of Romário was erected at the stadium. It is located on the pitch, behind the goal in which he scored his 1000th goal ever.

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