Porque o Maracanã era azul ? / Why was Maracanã blue?
This was the old Maracanã Stadium in the color blue, there were two shades, sky blue and a darker one almost a navy blue.
The history I’m about to tell you I’m not sure its true, but absurd as it seems it might have happened. In 2010, talking to an old man and passing by the stadium, he asked me if I knew why Maracanã was blue. I answered it was because of the Maracanã bird… Far from it, my son. Maracanã wan’t completely finished until the 1950 World Cup and it was made a bet, that it would have the colors of the winning team. And it was Uruguai, the Sky Blue Team.
And now, in the threshold of the stadium mdelivery, I see that its panted in gray and na undefined light color, that it will soon turn into a dirty color.. To all cariocas- Maracanã is our heritage, from all the nation, it would be really good if we could participate to choose its color, by voting through the web. Let’s mobilize, help sharing this to friends to get it to the press