2016 Summer Olympics Football Venues
The 2016 Summer Olympic will be held from August 5 - August 21 2016 (opening and closing ceremony). Especially for football, will begin on August 3 - August 20 2016. The 2016 Summer Olympic program features 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events.
The complete list of all featured sports are :
- Aquatics - Diving (8), Swimming (34), Synchronized swimming (2), Water polo (2)
- Archery (4)
- Athletics (47)
- Badminton (5)
- Basketball (2)
- Boxing (13)
- Canoeing - Slalom (4), Sprint (12)
- Cycling - BMX (2), Mountain biking (2), Road (4), Track (10)
- Equestrian - Dressage (2), Eventing (2), Jumping (2)
- Fencing (10)
- Field hockey (2)
- Football (2)
- Golf (2)
- Gymnastics - Artistic (14), Rhythmic (2), Trampoline (2)
- Handball (2)
- Judo (14)
- Modern pentathlon (2)
- Rowing (14)
- Rugby sevens (2)
- Sailing (10)
- Shooting (15)
- Table tennis (4)
- Taekwondo (8)
- Tennis (5)
- Triathlon (2)
- Volleyball - Volleyball (2), Beach volleyball (2)
- Weightlifting (15)
- Wrestling - Freestyle (12), Greco-Roman (6)
Because this Olympic will be held in Brazil, Football will be the most interesting sport to discuss.
For men's team, there are age restricted to under 23 player (the player must born on or after January 1, 1993), but is allowed to bring senior player as much as a maximum of 3 players.
There are no age restriction for women's team.
Football will be held in 7 venues (in 6 host cities)
- Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
- Arena Corinthians
- Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto
- Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
- Arena da Amazônia
- Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
- Estádio do Maracanã
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Named after a Brazil football legend Garrincha (Manuel Francisco dos Santos) who won 1958 and 1960 World Cup. This stadium located in Brasília, DF (Federal District). Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha was opened on March 10, 1974 and the last renovation was completed on June 15, 2013 in preparation for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is the 2nd largest stadium in Brazil.
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha or simply Mané Garrincha has total capacity of 72,788 people but sometimes is limited to 69,349 people.
This stadium has a 105 x 68 m grass field. Mané Garrincha was used by 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and 2014 FIFA World Cup. And will be use for 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and 2019 Summer Universiade.
Owned, operated, and used by Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Corinthians). Arena Corinthians location is Miguel Inácio Curi Avenue, 111 São Paulo, Brazil. It has 47,605 seats, but during FIFA World Cup 2014 they increase seat capacity to 68,727 seats (removed shortly after last match of FIFA World Cup 2014).
Arena Corinthians 105 x 68 m Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with Artificial Fibres. This surface is called Desso GrassMaster which is used by several other stadiums including Anfield, Emirates Stadium, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge in England, San Siro in Italy, Amsterdam Arena in Netherlands, and Allianz Arena in Germany.
Arena Corinthians is 19 east of the city downtown and 21 km from the São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport. Is has 2 near subway stations. The nearest station is Corinthians-Itaquera, 500 m away from the stadium. And The Artur Alvim subway station, 800 m away from the stadium. Arena Corinthians also has 1,620 covered parking spaces and 929 open air parking spaces. And there are 61 bus routes that stop close to the stadium.
Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto
Also known as Mineirão. This stadium used by 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto or Mineirão located at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This stadium has 58,170 seats, but the largest attendance of the stadium was 132,834 people in 1997 in the match between Cruzeiro and Villa Nova, only men are paid for watching this match (74,857 people), the other 56,618 people are women and children entered Mineirão in this match for free.
Mineirão has field with size 105 x 68 m grass surface. It was opened on September 5, 1965. This stadium last renovated on December 12 2012 in preparation for 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Also knonw as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova. This stadium located at Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, Nazaré, Salvador, Brazil.
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova was opened on April 7, 2013. It also used by 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova has 105 x 68 m grass field and 51,708 seats.
Arena da Amazônia
Also known as Amazon Arena is located at Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil and the former site of the Vivaldão stadium, midway between Manaus International Airport and the historic center of the city. It is also near the Manaus Convention Center and the Amadeu Teixeira Arena. This stadium was constructed as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Arena da Amazônia was opened on March 9, 2014. Arena da Amazônia has 105 x 68 m grass field and 41,000 seats.
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Also known as Estádio Nilton Santos. The name honors Nilton Santos, one of the greatest defender in Football history. This stadium will host Football, Athletics, and will be use to host 2016 Summer Paralympics (September 7 to September 18, 2016). Estádio Olímpico João Havelange has 46,931 seats with 105 x 68 m grass field.
Estádio do Maracanã
This stadium full name is Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho. Opened on June 16, 1950 to host 1950 FIFA World Cup. This stadium was renovated on 2000, 2006, and 2013 in preparation to host 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Maracanã Stadium used for final matches of that 3 football event.
Maracanã Stadium currently has 78,838 seats, but this stadium recorded in 1950 FIFA World Cup on July 16, 1950 between Uruguay vs Brazil (Uruguay won by 2 - 1) there are 199,850 spectator who attend to this stadium. This stadium has 105 x 68 m grass field.
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