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João Havelange Stadium

Main construction work of the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007, the João Havelange Stadium will host the Athletics and Football competitions, besides holding Parapan American Games competitions. The connection between the Stadium and the Pan American Village is quick and it uses Linha Amarela, an expressway connecting the Engenho de Dentro district, where the stadium is located, and Barra da Tijuca, where the athletes will reside.

João Havelange Stadium is one of the major Games’ legacies to the city of Rio de Janeiro, which can now count on a modern stadium with full capacity to be used for sports and cultural events. Additionally, its imposing architecture benefits the neighboring vicinities, and the stadium has already been warmly nicknamed “Engenhão.”

Rua Arquias Cordeiro,  1100, Engenho de Dentro

Sport Disciplines
Athletics and Football


Period of Activity
July 15th, July 18th, July 23rd, July 24th, July 25th, July 27th and July 28th

During the Parapan American Games
Athletics – from August 13th to August 19th

Distance from the Village
13 km

Total Area
182.000 m2

How to arrive
By train, spectators will have to get off at Engenho de Dentro station (it will be possible to transfer to the train using fares from the integrated Metro and bus services). The region is served by several conventional bus lines with bus stops nearby the stadium. From the South Zone, the best choices are bus lines numbers 475 and 485L, which pass by the neighboring area. From Centro (downtown), the serving bus lines are 254, 277, 261, 284, 296, 298, 238, 267, 239 and 260. Special Metro PAN Del Castilho also circulates on the area.

Click here to download the map of the venue

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