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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Information on Football Game at Maracana Stadium
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil















Hi. My name is Sergio and I'm a football fan. I created this blog to update anyone interested in seeing a game in Maracana stadium. Here you will find updated schedule for games at Maracana: friendly games, Brazilian League, Brazilian Cup, Rio de Janeiro State League, Brazilian National Team games, etc.
Surrounding the stadium you can find cold beers, Brazilian teams flags and hats, grilled meat, hotdog, jerseys and anything one could want for refreshment and eating. The high level stands (arquibancadas) are the better place to see the game. That section is much more exciting and will afford you a better time. Games start around 4 or 6pm on Sunday and Saturday and 8:30pm or 9:45pm on wednesday and thursday.
Ask me if you're in a mood of a game. I can safely drive you there, just in the middle of the crowd. Be a local there is priceless! The athmosphere is worth it!!!
Rio's 4 big Rio teams are: Flamengo, Botafogo, Vasco da Gama and Fluminense.
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Salut. Je m’appele Sergio et j’aime le foot. Et cette année c’est l’année de la Coupe du Monde.
J’ai crée cet site pour tous interessés a voir un match au Maracanã. Au tour de l’stade on peux trouver des boissons froides, bières, drapeaux et t-shirts, hotdogs, barbecues et beaucoup plus. Le nivel des siège le plus populaire (arquibancadas) est le meilleur pour voir les matches. On est au milieu des dizaines et dizaines des passionées suporteurs.
Les matches commencent a 16 ou 18 heures les samedis et dimanches et 20:30 ou 21:45 les mercredis et jeudis. Contactez moi si cela vous dit d’y aller voir un match. Je peux vous guider et vous y ammener. Ça vaut vraiment le coup, l'ambiance.
Les 4 grandes equipes de Rio sont: Flamengo, Botafogo, Vasco da Gama et Fluminense.

63 comments:

Marko said...

Hi there.

I'm coming to Rio with my (just married) wife in November - we're in Rio for the nights of 6th, 7th, 8th.

Is there a Wednesday night game scheduled? If so, who is playing and what should I do to arrange tickets etc.

Thanks
Mark

maracana said...

Hi Mark. The game scheduled for wednesday night 8th november is Fluminense x Ponte Preta (from Sao Paulo) at 8:30pm (but it's better to confirm before). Tickets will only be available a few days before the game, but it won't be necessary to buy in advance. You have 3 options to go to the game: by yourself (using taxis preferably), tourists boring groups or with a nice local: me.
;-)
If you want, I can arrange tickets, transport and guidance for you. Feel free to contact me directly!
Thanks!

julie said...

Hi Sergio,

We will be in Rio this weekend and were thinking about going to a game - your site says there is one on Sunday?. Can you tell me how organize tickets and if this match will be sold out?

Thanks!

maracana said...

Hi Julie,
There is a game on Sunday 17th Fluminense (from Rio) x Figueirense (from the country's south) and tickets won't be soldout. It's estimated about 10.000 people attendance only.
You can go by yourself (using taxis preferably), with big tourists groups or with a nice local like me. ;-)
I'm a tour guide and if you want, I can arrange tickets, transport and guidance for you. Feel free to contact me directly!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tanner said...

I will be in Rio on Nov 18 and 19 and would like to go to a game. 18 would be better. Can you give me any details?
I have already been to a game there. I lived in Rio 99-01 and have been back 4 times since. I will be coming with my two brothers.
Thanks

Melinda said...

Hello!
I am coming to Rio in either April or May 2007. Is the game schedule already posted somewhere or do I need to wait to find out about 2007?
Thanks!
Melinda

maracana said...

Hi Melinda.
The schedule for 2007 isn't yet released, but definetely there will be games in Maracana in April and May. The schedule may be released at the end of this year, but I will be updating this blog very often, so visit this blog later, to find out 2007 schedule.
Thanks.

miran said...

Hi Sergio,

me and two friend are in Rio from 19. to 21 of Jan 2007 and then again from 26. to 30. Jan 2007. Are there any games on Maracana stadium and if are thez worth seeing and how to get the tickets.

Best regards and thank you for prompt reply.

maracana said...

Hi Miram,
Unfortunately there is no game in Maracana during those periods you've mentioned: 19-21 jan and 26-30 jan 2007. I'm sorry.
Tha competition starts next 24th and the 4 big teams will be playing outside Rio, during your second staying in Rio:
28th Jan Americano X Flamengo 18:10 in Campos
28th Jan Friburguense X Vasco 18:10 in Friburgo
28th Jan Volta Redonda X Fluminense 16:00 in Volta Redonda
31st Jan Cabofriense X Botafogo 20:30 in Cabo Frio
Contact me again if reschedule your trip.
Thanks for visiting the blog.

miran said...

Sergio thanks for the information

So there is a game on 25.01.
I think we could reschedule our trip and return to Rio a day earlier. How can we get the tickets for that match and how much do you charge to go with us?

Rgds
Miran

maracana said...

Hi Miran,
If you like football it's really something you must consider to do: see a game in Maracana.
Tickets to the game on 25th (next thursday 8:30pm Flamengo x Cabofriense) cost 20 Reais and can be bought at the same day (I'm considering tha this game won't be sold out because they increased prices and the supporters are very upset). But it's worth seeing because it's the first game of the season for Flamengo (the most popular team in Brazil) and supporters are excited about Flamengo being in the Libertadores Cup this year (kind of Continental Champions League).
I ask you 3 people 60 Reais each with tickets included of course. You just need to confirm your interest and tell me where you are staying. Please, contact me directly at my e-mail and I will give you further information for our meeting. Hope it's fine with you.
Cheers.
Sergio

Keith said...

I want to go to the February 17th, 2007 game in Rio at Maracana Stadium with a small group of people. How can I get in touch with you. My e-mail is kcinvest@verizon.net

Keith

andrea said...

We are planning a trip to Rio on the first week of November 2007 and want to know if there are any games scheduled for those dates in Maracana? I would specially love to see a Flamengo soccer game!

maracana said...

Hi Andrea.
It's too early to have the schedule. We are now playing the States championship all over Brazil. The National League will start on May and end in December. They will probably release the schedule in April. Hopefully the weekend you will be here we will have a game in Maracana and with Flamengo playing! ;-))

Sam said...

Hi Sergio

I will be in Rio for both the state championship matches on 29 April & 6 May and would love to see 1 of these games.
Is it possible to book tickets in advance for either of these games or will we be able to buy tickets on the day?
Thanks very much for your help.
Sam

maracana said...

Hi Sam,
Thanks for contacting.
Well, tickets are only available a few days before the game and can't be booked trough internet. Flamengo is already qualifyed for those games (it was Champion of Guanabara's Cup) and it's the most popular team in Brazil. One can expect a big interest on those games...
Feel free to contact me directly anytime.
Cheers
Sergio

havana laugh said...

HI we are going to Salvador on 11th June for 2 weeks and will try to get to Rio to coincide with a game. Is there a way of arranging contact once in the country

maracana said...

Hi there.
Well, you can e-mail me directly (see my profile). I can send you then my mobile number.
Hope you can make it!!!
Enjoy Bahia!!!
Cheers,
Sergio

Clare said...

Oi Sergio!
We are looking at going along to the Botafogo Flamengo game on Weds 29th Aug 2007. We see you offer to take people along. How much are tickets normally and how much do you charge for your services? Do you think this one will be a sell out?

Thanks mate
Clare & James (Aussies)

Sergio said...

Hi Aussies,
Definetely derbies atracts more people, but I don't think this game will be sold out, although it's a local derby.
Tickets aren't on sale yet and costs about 20-25 Reais.
I ask for my ticket and the transport.
Contact me directly if interested and I can give you further information.
Thank you for contactting.
Cheers
Sergio

Michelle said...

HI sergio
arrving in Rio on 17th October from UK with my husband and son (14 years old). I have noticed there is a world cup qualifier that night. How easy will it be to get tickets for this game. How much will they cost? Do they have to be bought in advance.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Michelle

Sergio said...

Hi Michelle,
It's too early to know, but definetely people will kill to see this game. Last time Brazil national team played in Maracana was in 2001. People are really thisrty to see Kaka, Ronaldinho and Cia playing in Maracana.
Tickets will be put on sale before and it will be very hard to get them. They will probably cost more than local games. I guess cheaper price will be around 50 Reais. I want to go to this game and I'm sure I will have to take a line for a long time...
You can contact me later (see my e-mail at my profile) and have fresh news about this game.

Ronny Prodentino said...

hello sergio gostei muito de seu blog show de bola rsrsrsr!!
vc sabe onde e quando vai vender ingressos para o jogo do brasil e equador que será realizado dia 17/10/2007 vlw!!
mande resposta p/ mim se possivel
meu email é ronnyprodentino@globo.com
meu msn é:
ronnyprd@hotmail.com
meu telefone é 8739-2580
vlw
sucesso e força sempre!!!!!
atéeeeeeeee++++

Ronny Prodentino said...

hello sergio gostei muito de seu blog show de bola rsrsrsr!!
vc sabe onde e quando vai vender ingressos para o jogo do brasil e equador que será realizado dia 17/10/2007 vlw!!
mande resposta p/ mim se possivel
meu email é ronnyprodentino@globo.com
meu msn é:
ronnyprd@hotmail.com
meu telefone é 8739-2580
vlw
sucesso e força sempre!!!!!
atéeeeeeeee++++

Sergio said...

Oi Ronny,
não há informação ainda sobre ingressos para este jogo do Brasil. Visite a página http://www.fimdejogo.com.br/
para maiores informações prévias sobre os jogos no Maracana.
Um abraço,
Sergio

Helena said...

Hi there!

It looks from the schedule that the last game at the Maracana is 2 December this year. I will be in Rio from roughly 10-15 December and would love to see a match at the stadium. Is there anything at all going on over this period.

Many thanks
Helena

Helena said...

Hi

It looks from the Schedule that the last game this year at the Maracana stadium is 2 December. Am I right? I am in Rio from 10-14 December 2007 and would love to see a game at the stadium. Is there anything at all going on after 2 December?

Thanks
Helena

Sergio said...

Hi Helena,
unfortunately no. The last game in Maracana will be at 25th november. On the 2nd december, the game will be at another stadium. Sorry!!!

Tarryn said...

Hi - My husband & I will be traveling to Rio from 23rd Nov - 6th Dec for our honeymoon :) Are there any tickets available for the Sunday 25th Nov match? Thanks - Tarryn

Sergio said...

Hi Tarryn,
Yes, tickets are already on sale for that game. It costs 25 Reais. Part of the tickets will sold at promotional prices and other part is on sale already ( including through internet at www.ingressofacil.com.br )
Another option for you is to join a tour to the game (ticket and transport). Ask your hotel reception.
Regards. Sergio

Audrey said...

Sergio, I want to surprise my husband with tickets to a game while we are in Rio. He is a fanatic! We are there from 27 Dec to 3 January. Please let me know if there are any games scheduled and if so, how we can get tickets. Thank you!

Sergio said...

Hi Audrey,
I'm sad to inform you that there is no game in Rio from 27th december to 3rd january. The season ends on 2nd december and will start again on 16th january. It's the biggest holiday in Brazil. I guess you might convince him to come back again some other time. ;-)))
Cheers,
Sergio

Eva said...

Hi, Sergio,
me and my boyfriedn would like to see a game at Maracana with you. I sent you an email so hopefully you got it. If not, please, let me know this way.
muito obrigada
eva

Tarryn said...

Hi Sergio

Thank you for the information. Are you able to take us to the game on Nov 25th or do we have to take a tour? We would like to go to the game with you if possible (2 tickets for my husband and I). Please let me know if that is OK and what time/details you need.

Also - if possible, please send me your google email address so that I can send emails separately from the blog website.

Thanks
Tarryn

Sergio said...

Hi Tarryn,
My e-mail can be found at my profile information. Please check it there.
About the game on 25th, it's been changed since Flamengo will probably play with no public (punishment for having had a beer can trown in the pitch by their fans during another previous game). It might have another game on the 24th (saturday). Please e-mail me for further informations.
Thanks.
Sergio.

Alex said...

Hi I arrive in Rio on April 20th 2008 at 1655, do you know what time the Rio Cup Final begins that day? We are only staying until the 26th so I think the only other match we can go to is on Wednesday 23rd, is that right? If so do you know how I can buy two tickets? Many thanks, Alex

Sergio said...

Hi Alex.
The time of final on 20th wans't yet decided, but like at other years, much probably be at 4pm (cause TV). For you, the next game will be the 23rd for south american Libertadores Cup and tickets are only available about a week before the game. Contact me directly for more information.
Cheers.

Lauren said...

Hi

My boyfriend and I are coming to rio from July 12 to July 17. Would there be a good game for us to see? How should we sort tickets?

Thanks for your help!
lauren

Sergio said...

Hi Lauren,
During your staying there are 2 games scheduled for Maracana:
12th July Sat 18:10 Fluminense RJ vs Vitória BA
13th July Sun 18:10 Flamengo RJ vs Vasco RJ
Definetely the second one (on 13th) will be much more exciting as it's a local derby.
Tickets are only available about a week before the game.
Contact me directly for further information.
Cheers, Sergio.

Jan-Jesse said...

Hi Sergio,

A friend and I will be in Rio August 16-25, and I was hoping to catch a soccer match at Maracana. Which game(s) do you recommend to watch during these dates, and how can I get two tickets?

Cheers,

JJ

Michelle said...

Hi

We are coming to Rio and will be there from the 7-10 November. We are really keen to go to the Flamengo vs Botafogo playing at Maracana on 9th November.

How do we get tickets for this game and when do you recommend purchasing these? How much should we expect to pay?

Thanks
Michelle

Sergio said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for contacting me.
This game isn't yet confirmed for Maracana. It may be played at Botafogo's Engenhao Stadium. Please write me directly later or check the blog later to know where the game will be played and how to get to it. Tickets are only available about a week before each game. Expect to pay around 100 Reais. Hope it helps.
Best Regards,
Sergio

Michelle said...

Hi Sergio

Thanks for the information re the game Nov 8th. 100 Reais is that for the game alone or for a tour? If you could please keep us updated with where the game is going to be played that would be great. When the tickets are for sale how is the best way to purchase them keeping in mind that we are only arriving in Rio the day before.

Thanks
Michelle

Sergio said...

Hi Michelle,
The game Botafogo vs Flamengo next 9th november is confirmed for Maracana.
Tickets are put on sale about a week before the game.
100 Reais is about for a tour.
One single ticket costs 30 Reais. It's possible that this game will atracts lots of fas, but can't tell you now if it will be soldout!
Write me directly at my e-mail and I will give more precise informations on how to catch packages or to buy yourself tickets.
Best Regards,
Sergio

Phil said...

3 buddies and I are traveling to Rio on 11/15-11/18. It looks like Flamengo is playing Sunday, 11/16. Can you confirm that, and if they are, how to get tickets, etc.

Thanks!
-Phil

Michelle said...

Hi Sergio

I would like to buy 2 tickets for the game in Maracana on November 9th. Is this possible through you? How is the best way for me to contact you regarding this.

Can you please confirm this ASAP.

Thanks
Michelle

Sergio said...

Hi Phil,
Thanks for contacting me!
Yes, Flamengo plays Palmeiras on 16th Nov in Maracana. Tickets will only be available about a week before. Please contact me directly for further information on how the get tickets!
Best regards,
Sergio

Sergio said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for visiting by!
I don't have tickets, but I can explain to you how to get to the game. Please write me directly through my e-mail and I will send you all the information you may need, ok?
Tickets may be put on sale from tuesday.
Best regards,
Sergio

Jzaneen said...

Hi Sergio,

Thank you for an amazing evening! We had a fantastic time. We really appreciate all the effort you took to translate the songs for us and to explain everything that was going on. You are a fabulous guide and I highly recommend that anyone who wants to really experience a game give you a call.

All the best,
S & J

rusco said...

Hi there

A friend and I will be in Rio from 6th till 12th October and I am interested in going to the Flamengo v Sao Paulo game. I could not find your email address on your profile. Can you reply with it and I will contact you about going. Thanks

rusco said...

Hi there

A friend and I will be in Rio between 6th and 13th October and I am interested in going to the Flamengo Sao Paulo game. I could not find your email address on your profile, can you reply and I will contact you about it. Thanks

Sergio said...

Hi Rusco,
Thanks for contacting.
Please check the "View my complete profile" link and you will find my e-mail there.
During your staying here there are 2 games:
07th Wed 9:50pm Fluminense vs Corinthians (SP) and
10th Sat 4:10pm Flamengo vs São Paulo (SP).
Best regards,
Sergio

Henry said...

Oi Sergio! Tudo bem? Muito obrigado por um blog maravilhoso! Some friends and I want to go to the Fluminese v Palmeiras game on Domingo 8th Novembro, 2009. Onde e quando podemos nós comprar bilhetes?

Obrigadissimo!

Henry

Sergio said...

Hi Henry,
Thanks for your kind comments!
Ticket are already on sale at Fluminense Club, Flamengo Club and Maracana from 9am to 5pm. They also have made a promotion to atract more people, and tickets will cost only 15 Reais. Ask for Arquibancada: it's more fun.
Don't think it will be soldout but will definetely atract more people. Contact me directly if you want further information, ok?
Thanks again.
Best,
Sergio

jordan.leveridge said...

Hi
Im in rio now and im looking to get two tickets for the game on the 6th if you have any.
Thanks
Jordan

darrenjsheffield said...

Hi,

I´ll be in Rio for the 21st of February, and wanted to try and get tickets to the cup final. Is this possible?

Great blog by the way.

If there are tickets can you send me your direct address?

Thanks,

Darren

darrenjsheffield said...

Hi,

I will be in Rio on the 21st of Feb (cup final day). Is this a big cup final?

Are you able to get tickets?

If you are can you send me your direct address,

Thanks,

Darren
darrenjsheffield@hotmail.com

Jonathan said...

hello sergio I am in Rio right now and will leave on friday. I know flamengo is playing the RIO cup this wednesday.. I need 2 tickets for my wife and me..I am in hotel bandeirantes 2548-6252 room 1008. please call or email..thank you.

Sergio said...

Hi Jonathan,
Thanks for visiting the blog, but there is no game scheduled for next Wedsnesday in Maracana. Sorry.
Next game in the stadium will be confirmed for Saturday 3rd or Sunday 4th.
Best Regards,
Sergio

Jonathan said...

Hello Sergio!
Thanks for the info but, is there any other game in the area of Rio. It could be any team, Vasco, flamengo, fluminense, botafogo.

Sergio said...

Hi Jonathan,
I'm sorry for not have gave you total information. There is no game in Maracana but yes there is a game next Wednesday 31st March. It's Vasco x ASA at 9.50pm in Sao Januario Stadium (Vasco Stadium). Tickets are on sale and cost about 20 Reais.
This game is for Brazil's Cup.
Hope it helps.
Best regards,
Sergio

David said...

Hi Sergio, I would like to go to the match on June 19th. most likely it would be 2 people. Could you organize the entrance and transportation for us?

Sergio said...

Hi David,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
The next Sunday game is a local derby and tickets will be put on sale from tomorrow, Thursday. Prices are from 30 to 60 Reais if you go by yourself. I do take people to games and I am dealing with other people as well, but write me directly and we can see or just write me back if you want more information.
Best regards,
Sergio

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