Moscow 1980 & Sochi 2014; Two Renovated Olympic Stadiums used for the FIFA World Cup

Today the FIFA World Cup 2018 starts in Moscow. Two Olympic stadiums that have been renovated in recent years are used for the tournament.

 

Moscow 1980; Luzhniki Stadium

By Mos.ru, CC BY 4.0, Link

Olympic Games

During the 1980 Summer Olympics, the Central Lenin Stadium was the main venue which hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football finals, and the Individual Jumping Grand Prix. The stadium had at that time a spectator capacity of 103.000. (read more)

 

2018 FIFA World Cup

  • Capacity: 81.000 Seats
  • World Cup matches: 4 in the group stage, 1 round of 16, 1 semi-final, final

 

Sochi 2014; Fisht Olympic Stadium

By Эдгар Брещанов – https://www.soccer.ru/galery/995258/photo/652541, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Olympic Games

The Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi is converted into an open-air football stadium. Four years ago the stadium was used for the ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The stadium then had a capacity of 40,000 seats.

 

2018 FIFA World Cup

  • Capacity: 45,000 Seats
  • World Cup matches: 4 in the group stage, 1 round of 16, 1 quarter-final

Barcelona 1992; Camp Nou (2)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 17 – Camp Nou

Camp Nou hosted part of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic football competition.

  • 3 Group matches
  • 2 Quarter-finals
  • 1 Semi-final
  • Bronze Medal match: Australia – Ghana 0-1 (Attendance 15,000)
  • Gold Medal match: Poland – Spain (Attendance 95,000 – See video)

 

Location

 

Photos

Tokyo 2020; Kashima Stadium Approved as Football Venue

Today, the IOC Executive board approved the Kashima Stadium as football venue for Tokyo 2020.

 

Facts

  • Capacity: 40,728 seats
  • Opened: May 1993
  • Expanded: 2001
  • Tenants: Kashima Antlers
  • Major events: 2002 FIFA World Cup

 

Location

 

Photos

By TAKA@P.P.R.S20100501_Kashima Antlers vs Gamba Osaka @Kashima soccer Stadium_001, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
By Waka77 – Own work, CC0, Link

Rio 2016; Mané Garrincha Stadium (Brasília)

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

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

 

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Barcelona 1992; Camp Nou

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Camp Nou hosted part of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic football competition.

  • 3 Group matches
  • 2 Quarter-finals
  • 1 Semi-final
  • Bronze Medal match: Australia – Ghana 0-1 (Attendance 15,000)
  • Gold Medal match: Poland – Spain (Attendance 95,000 – See video)

 

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; FIFA confirms football stadiums

Map

  • 58 Matches
  • 3 to 20 August 2016
  • Seven stadiums
  • Six cities
    • Belo Horizonte
    • Brasilia
    • Manaus
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • Salvador
    • São Paulo

 

Read more: Olympic Football Tournaments to be played in six cities and seven stadiums [FIFA.com]

 

Football venues

Mineirão Stadium

  • Belo Horizonte
  • Constructed: 1965
  • Capacity: 58.259

Mané Garrincha Stadium

  • Brasilia
  • Constructed: 2012
  • Capacity: 69.432

Amazônia Arena

  • Manaus
  • Constructed: 2014
  • Capacity: 41.000

Maracanã Stadium

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Constructed: 1950
  • Capacity: 74.689

Olympic Stadium

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Constructed: 2007
  • Capacity: 46.931

Fonte Nova Arena

  • Salvador
  • Constructed: 1951
  • Capacity: 51.708

Corinthians Arena

  • São Paulo
  • Constructed: 2014
  • Capacity: 61.606

Rio 2016; 2014 World Cup & Rio 2016 Stadiums

rio 03 Football

Five World Cup Stadiums will also be used for the Olympic Football Tournament in 2016:

 

1. Arena Fonte Nova – Salvador

Arena Fonte Nova

Photo: LOC / FIFA

  • Constructed: 1951
  • Capacity: 51.708
  • World Cup matches: 4 group, 1 round of 16, 1 quarter-final

 

2. Estádio Nacional – Brasilia

Estadio Nacional de Brasilia

Photo: FIFA

  • Constructed: 2012
  • Capacity: 69.432
  • World Cup matches: 4 group, 1 round of 16, 1 quarter-final, 1 play-off for third place

 

3. Estádio Mineirão – Belo Horizonte

Estadio Mineirao

Photo: AFP / FIFA

  • Constructed: 1965
  • Capacity: 58.259
  • World Cup matches: 4 group, 1 round of 16, 1 semi-final

 

4. Arena Corinthians – Sao Paulo

Arena Corinthians

Photo: LOC / FIFA

  • Constructed: 2014
  • Capacity: 61.606
  • World Cup matches: 4 group (including the opening game), 1 round of 16, 1 semi-final

 

5. Estádio do Maracanã – Rio de Janeiro

Estadio Do Maracana

Photo: LOC / FIFA

  • Constructed: 1950
  • Capacity: 74.689
  • World Cup matches: 4 group, 1 round of 16, 1 quarter-final, final