Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Lifting and tensioning of cable net roof structure

Scope of work performed

Lifting and tensioning of the cable net roof structure


57 x SLU-120/550
15 x SLU-220/550
7 x SLU-330/550
45 x SLU-330/200
15 x EHPS 32 MS


Hightex Germany

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting Switzerland


November 2012 - March 2013

Project Description

The Maracanã Stadium used to be the biggest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 200,000. VSL Heavy Lifting was awarded to lift the cable net roof structure. It was lifted in two steps at 60 lifting points. The roof will cover 203,000m2 with 80,000 seats and is one of the largest in the world.
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