Olympic Stadium (Estádio Nilton Santos)

Estádio Nilton Santos, home to the Botafogo Football team hosted many athletic events during the 2016 Summer Olympics

Aerial view of Olympic Stadium in Rio
Aerial view of Olympic Stadium in Rio cc licensed photo by Jorge in Brazil

The Estádio Nilton Santos is commonly known by a couple of other names including Engenho (after the surrounding neighbourhood), Estádio Olímpico João Havelange or simply Estádio Olímpico meaning Olympic Stadium. Home to the Botafogo Football team and hosts a variety of other sporting events and concerts.

The stadium, which was first built for the Pan American Summer Games in 2007, has recently benefited from many upgrades, especially to the roof, to prepare it for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. It can now accommodate up to 60,000 spectators.

Rio's Olympic Stadium lays claim to being the most modern stadium in Latin America and is indeed modern by global standards as well. In past years the stadium has been home to concerts by some big names including Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. The Stadium can support a variety of athletic events and besides the soccer field it includes a full athletics track, pole vaulting, triple jump and high jump facilities.

The stadium is easy to get to via the SuperVia train which you can catch at Central Station. Click on the Map and Directions tab above for more information on how to get there.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee:

Address: R. José dos Reis, 425 - Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20770-001, Brazil

Phone: (21) 2546-1994

Official Website: Olympic Stadium (Estádio Nilton Santos)

Directions

Metro and SuperVia Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 1 or 2 + SuperViaEngenho de Dentro Station1 Minute

How to get to Olympic Stadium (Estádio Nilton Santos) by Metro and SuperVia

Unlike the majority of our attractions in Rio, a visit to the Olympic Stadium will require use of a SuperVia Train in addition to the Metro, however it is conveniently located right beside Engenho de Dentro Station. To get there you can take the Metro to Central Station and transfer a SuperVia train destined for destined for Deodoro, Santa Cruz or Japeri. Information about the SuperVia trains and fares can be found here.

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Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5

5 Star Rating Gourgeous stadium. I've been there to watch one of the Olympic events that took place there. It was amazing, it's a huge stadium.

Joao Victor Ferreira Ximenes - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating The Olympic Stadium. Services are better here than in Maracanà

Antonio Gnassi - 12 days ago

3 Star Rating Watch for partially flooded ramps on rainy days. Easy to get to but hard to get out simply because the streets around the stadium can't take the huge amount of drivers picking up people near the station. Definitely worth walking a few blocks towards Méier and taking a bus instead of waiting in the middle of the chaos.

Cláudio Rocha - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating Huge stadium! If you like sports you should definitely check it out. You can't miss it, it's right out of the train station

Felipe Florentino Lisboa - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating We got to watch Bolt run in the Olympics so it was really fun being there. There was nothing remarkable about the stadium itself, but it serves its purpose.

Tymon Johns - 3 months ago

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An update on the renovations being made to the Olympic Stadium (Estádio Nilton Santos) and the surrounding neighbourhood for Rio 2016

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