Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã Stadium

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Maracanã Stadium
203,000 m² of surface area
one of the world’s largest stadiums

As one of the main stadiums of the FIFA World Cup 2014 – and most importantly, the venue for the final – the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro needed to undergo a major renovation. VSL performed a technical feat in lifting the cable-net roof structure. The operation was carried out in two phases using 60 lifting points, making it possible to lift it into place in a single piece. Some 85 tonnes of mini-cables and 270 tonnes of equipment were delivered to Brazil.