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Rio's Maracana makeover

A view of the construction underway at the fabled Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Fans are upset that the stadium is being "upgraded" for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, saying it's losing its character and becoming more corporate and elite.

Rio de Janeiro is having a love-hate relationship.  With a stadium. One of the world's largest.

And since it's going to host some big deal sports events pretty soon, they're going to make it...smaller. 
 
Which feels odd.

Then again, you should hear how Brazilian sports fans feel about it, especially when they find out why.

CBC correspondent Connie Watson is there as they give it a 110%. 

Connie's dispatch

The Dispatches Dec15 program

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