2016 Rio Olympic Venues

Venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics

Rio olympic events will take place at eighteen existing venue locations (eight that will require some redevelopment), nine are brand new venues constructed for the Summer Games, and seven temporary venue structures which will be removed following the games end.

Each event will be held in one of four geographically segregated Olympic clusters: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. The same geographically separation was done for the 2007 Pan American Games. Several of the venues will be located at the Barra Cluster Olympic Park.

The largest venue at the games in terms of spectator capacity is the large Maracanã Stadium, officially known as Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, it can hold 74,730 fans and will serve as the official Olympic Stadium, hosting both the colorful opening and closing ceremonies as well as the football(Soccer) finals. In addition, five venues outside Rio de Janeiro will host the locally popular football events, in the cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, São Paulo and Salvador.

The athletes' village has claimed to be the largest in Olympic history. Outfitting it will include about 80,000+ chairs, 70,000+ tables, 29,000+ mattresses, 60,000+ clothes hangers, 6,000+ television sets and 10,000+ smartphones.

The Barra Olympic Park is a complex of nine sporting venues in Barra da Tijuca, in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro that will be used for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The site of the Olympic Park was formerly occupied by the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet(Auto Race Track), also known as Jacarepaguá.

The nine venues to be used within the Olympic Park are: Carioca Arena 1: basketball (seating capacity: 16,000); Carioca Arena 2: wrestling, judo (seating capacity: 10,000); Carioca Arena 3: fencing, taekwondo (seating capacity: 10,000); Future Arena: handball (seating capacity: 12,000); Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre: diving, synchronized swimming, water polo (capacity: 5,000); Olympic Aquatics Stadium: swimming, water polo play-offs (seating capacity: 15,000); Olympic Tennis Centre: tennis (seating capacity: 10,000 Main Court); Rio Olympic Arena: gymnastics (seating capacity: 12,000); and Rio Olympic Velodrome: track cycling (seating capacity: 5,000).

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