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A Brief History of Brazil's Most Treasured World Cup Stadium

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Now, Maracanã seats only 73,531, but it remains the country's largest soccer stadium. Visually, it's as good as new.

The original, two-tier seating bowl is gone, replaced with a one-tier design. Combined with the green grass on the pitch, the yellow, blue, and white that speckle Maracanã's new seats reflect the flag of Brazil. Designed by the German firm sbp, Maracanã is now topped off with a new, white, Teflon roof that covers 95 percent of the stadium's seating area. 

(so if you fry an egg on the roof it won't stick)

It's gorgeous!

At first I thought it was called MACARENA!

Comes with its own theme song...

Which, now that I think about it, isn't it essentially the same song as Gangnam Style?

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