Estádio Olímpico João Havelange

Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
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Full name Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Built 2003-2007
Opened 2007
Owner Prefecture of Rio de Janeiro
Operator Botafogo
Surface Grass (105 x 68m)
Construction cost US$ 192 million or (R$380 million [1]
Architect Carlos Porto[2]
Capacity 46,931[3]
Botafogo FR
2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Paralympics

The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, also known by its nickname Engenhão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ẽʒẽˈɲɐ̃w̃]), is a multi-use stadium located in the Engenho de Dentro neighborhood (hence its nickname) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and athletics and is the home field of the football club Botafogo.[3] Its name honors João Havelange, president of FIFA from 1974 to 1998. The stadium was built by a consortium under the leadership of Odebrecht S.A..[4]

The stadium will host the athletics competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[5] The stadium's capacity will be increased to 60,000 for the Games.



The stadium cost R$ 380 million (US$192 million)[6] to build, which was six times the stadium's original construction budget of $60,000,000[1] The Mayor's office estimated in 2003 that the total construction cost would be of $30 million (or R$60 million),[7][8] the actual cost was thus 533% higher that early estimates.

The stadium opened on June 30, 2007. The first match held was a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A game between Botafogo and Fluminense. 40,000 tickets were available for the match and were exchanged for donations of powdered milk.[9] In all, 43,810 people were at the stadium to watch the inaugurating match, where Botafogo beat Fluminense 2-1. The first goal of the match was scored by Fluminense's Alex Dias. As Dias scored the first goal in the stadium's history, he was awarded the Valdir Pereira Trophy (Taça Valdir Pereira), which was named after retired footballer Didi. Because Botafogo won the stadium's inaugural match, the club was awarded the João Havelange Trophy (Taça João Havelange).[10]

On August 3, 2007, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas signed a deal with the City of Rio de Janeiro to rent the stadium for 20 years.[11] Botafogo was the only organization to present a bid; the club agreed to pay $18.200 (or R$ 36.000) a month to rent Engenhão, plus maintenance costs which run at $2 million (or R$4 million) annually.[1]

On August 11, 2007, a 15-meter long and 6-meter high stadium wall collapsed, but nobody was hurt.[12]

On September 10, 2008, the Brazilian national team played for the first time ever in the Engenhão.[13] The match, against Bolivia, for 2010 World Cup Qualification, ended 0-0.[14]

The stadium remains owned by the City of Rio de Janeiro, but it has been rented to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas until at least 2027 (20 years).[11]

On May 22 and 23, Paul McCartney played two sold out concerts for 45,000 people each day. It was the first concert at the stadium. [15]

Currently the Engenhão is the main venue for soccer competitions in Rio de Janeiro, while the Maracanã Stadium is under reform in preparations for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

2007 Pan American Games

The stadium hosted the following football matches of the 2007 Pan American Games[16]:

The stadium hosted twelve matches of the first stage of the men's and women's football tournaments of the 2007 Pan American Games.

Men's tournament

Group A

July 15
Brazil  3 – 0  Honduras
Lulinha Goal 22' (pen.) Goal 66' Goal 90' (pen.)

Group C

July 15
Argentina  1 – 1  Haiti
Mazzola Goal 37' Mechack Goal 33'

Group A

July 18
Brazil  2 – 0  Costa Rica
Maicon 18' Alex 24'

Group B

July 18
Mexico  2 – 0  Venezuela
Velasco Goal 2'
Esqueda Goal 14'

Women's tournament

Group A

July 12
Brazil  4 – 0  Uruguay
Referee: Cerdas (CRC)
Daniela Goal 2'Goal 69'
Cristiane Goal 15'
Rosana Goal 35'

Group B

July 12
United States  7 – 1  Paraguay
Referee: Beltrame (BRA)
O'Hara Goal 16'Goal 51'
Cheney Goal 18'Goal 37'Goal 49'
Nogueira Goal 66'
McDonald Goal 68'
Alarcon Goal 2'

Group A

July 14
Jamaica  0 – 5  Brazil
Kátia Goal 9' Goal 52'
Daniela Goal 23'
Marta Goal 65' (pen.)
Cristiane Goal 85' (pen.)

Group B

July 14
Paraguay  0 – 5  Mexico
Maria Valdez Goal 20'
Ocampo Goal 28'Goal 82'
CorralGoal 70' Goal 89'

Group A

July 16
Canada  4 – 0  Ecuador
Neil Goal 13'
Lang Goal 24' Goal 30' Goal 50'

Group B

July 16
Mexico  0 – 1  Argentina
Eva González Goal 90+'

Group B

July 18
United States  3 – 0  Argentina
Washington Goal 20'
Nogueira Goal 44'
McDonald Goal 90+'

Group A

July 18
Brazil  10 – 0  Ecuador
Cristiane Goal 10' Goal 27' Goal 30' Goal 47'
Daniela Goal 18'
Marta Goal 35' Goal 56' Goal 74' Goal 90'
Pretinha Goal 66'


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ "Engenhão foi inspirado em Niemeyer" (in Portuguese). Lancenet. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b "João Havelange Sports Complex". Brazilian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Estádio Olímpico João Havelange" (in Portuguese). Construtora Norberto Odebrecht. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ bid package. Volume 2. p. 18.
  6. ^ As per the average exchange rate in 2007.
  7. ^¦o%20ressuscita%20tradiçSes.pdf
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Clássico entre Botafogo e Fluminense não terá venda de ingressos" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Brasil. 2007-06-22. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Na inauguração do Engenhão, Bota vence Flu e dispara na ponta" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  11. ^ a b "Botafogo vai administrar estádio olímpico do Engenhão" (in Portuguese). Correio Web. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  12. ^ "Muro do Engenhão desaba no Rio sem deixar feridos" (in Portuguese). A Tarde On Line. 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  13. ^ "Seleção principal estréia no Engenhão com bom retrospecto do Pan" (in Portuguese). UOL. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  14. ^ "Sob vaias, Brasil é apático e apenas empata com a Bolívia" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esporttva. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-11. [dead link]
  15. ^
  16. ^ "Schedule and Results". 2007 Pan American Games official website. Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 

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Preceded by
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Athletics competitions
Main Venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Olympic Stadium
Paralympic Athletics competitions
Main Venue

Succeeded by

Coordinates: 22°53′35.42″S 43°17′32.17″W / 22.8931722°S 43.2922694°W / -22.8931722; -43.2922694

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