Rio 2016; Mané Garrincha Stadium (Brasília)

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MANÉ GARRINCHA STADIUM

  • Location; Brasília
  • Type; Existing
  • Opened; 1974
  • Architect; Ícaro de Castro Mello (1974) Castro Mello Arquitetos, gmp architekten, schlaich bergermann und partner (renovation 2013)
  • Capacity; 72.778 seats
  • Olympic Sports; Football (Group Matches: 8, Quarter-Finals: 2)
  • Previous Events; 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup + 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Legacy; Home of Brasília FC and Legião FC

 

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Rio 2016; Olympic Hockey Centre

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OLYMPIC HOCKEY CENTRE

  • Architect; Vigliecca & Associados
  • Year completed; 2016
  • Type + Facilities; New, permanent. Two arenas, warm-up field, changing rooms, medical center and administrative offices
  • Capacity; Pitch 1: 7.800 seats (2.500 permanent) / Pitch 2: 4.100 temporary seats
  • Olympic Sports; Hockey
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; New hockey centre for the Brazilian Hockey Confederation. Part of the Olympic Training Centre

 

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Rio 2016; Olympic Tennis Centre

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OLYMPIC TENNIS CENTRE

  • Architect; Blac Arquitetura
  • Year completed; 2015/2016
  • Capacity; Centre Court: 10.000 seats / Court 1: 5.000 temporary seats / Court 2: 3.000 temporary seats / Court 3-9: 7×250 temporary seats
  • Olympic Sports; Tennis
  • Paralympic Sports; Wheelchair Tennis (Centre Court, Court 2-9) / Football 5-a-side (Court 1)
  • Legacy; Part of the Olympic Training Centre

 

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Rio 2016; Sambódromo

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SAMBÓDROMO

  • Architect; Oscar Niemeyer
  • Year completed; 1984
  • Type; Existing, upgraded in 2012
  • Capacity; Marathon: 18.000 seats / Archery: 1.800 seats
  • Olympic Sports; Athletics (marathon) + Archery
  • Paralympic Sports; Archery
  • Legacy; Permanent parade ground

 

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Rio 2016; Beach Volleyball Arena

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BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARENA

  • Type; Temporary
  • Capacity; 12.000 seats
  • Olympic Sports; Beach Volleyball
  • Paralympic Sports; –

 

 

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