The Maracanã Zone is in the northern part of of Rio, close to the city centre. It includes two of Rio's most famous landmarks: the Maracanã stadium, which will stage the opening and closing ceremonies and football matches, and Sambódromo, the home of the carnival parade that will host the marathon and archery events.
The Olympic Stadium, built for the 2007 Pan-American Games and known locally as the 'Engenhão' (after the Engenho de Dentro neighborhood in which it is located), will stage the athletics track and field events and group-phase football matches.
In total the zone's four venues will stage five Olympic sports.
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The iconic Maracanã, one of the most famous stadiums in the world, will stage the Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies, plus the decisive stages of both the men's and women's Olympic football tournaments.
Sambódromo, the legendary home of the Rio Carnival parade, will stage the start and finish of the Olympic marathon and the archery events.
The Olympic Stadium's capacity will be increased to 60,000 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games when it will stage group-phase football matches and the athletics track and field competitions.