Football cities map

The Rio 2016™ Games benefit all of Brazil. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, the football competitions will take place in four other state capitals.

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  • Belo Horizonte

    MINEIRÃO STADIUM

    Football

    Built in 1965, and regularly used for major international and national football competitions, it will be fully restored to meet all technical requirements for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is located in an important area of the city, with the adjacent Pampulha Lake and surrounding monuments which were conceived by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer providing a wonderful backdrop for Olympic competition. The venue is also in close proximity to major hotels and accessible by freeways and major arterial roads

    Legacy: The restoration of the venue will leave an important asset for the city of Belo Horizonte, as the stadium is home of two important Football clubs and hosts the Brazilian national team for major international competitions. The renovation of the stadium is also closely linked to the restoration of the Pampulha area with its important heritage monuments.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Football

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Football Stadium

    Post-games use: Football Stadium

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 69,900

  • Brasília

    BRASILIA NATIONAL STADIUM

    Football

    The Brasília National Stadium in Brasília is approximately 1.5 hours away by air from Rio. It is listed as a world heritage site, featuring over 100 buildings designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Originally built in 1974, the Brasília National Stadium will be fully renovated to meet all technical requirements for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, providing an excellent venue for Olympic Football.

    Legacy: The Brasília National Stadium is regularly used for national and international football competitions, concerts and other major events. The stadium renovations to be undertaken for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will provide much needed improvements to one of Brazil’s most important stadia , and will enable the residents of the national capital to share the Olympic spirit in 2016.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Football

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Football Stadium

    Post-games use: Football Stadium

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 76,000

  • Rio de Janeiro

    MARACANÃ STADIUM

    Football

    The iconic Maracanã Stadium will be the venue for Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Olympic Football. Originally built in 1950 for the FIFA World Cup, Maracanã and the surrounding precinct will be completely upgraded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ensuring an outstanding venue for the 2016 Games. Planned improvements include addition of large public plazas within the precinct and improved transport infrastructure.

    Legacy: The restoration of the Maracanã Stadium and surrounding precinct is an important project for the city of Rio, enhancing a world category major venue for the city, and accelerating this region’s urban regeneration, a major priority for the city.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Football

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Football Stadium

    Post-games use: Football Stadium and major events

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 78,600

  • Salvador

    FONTE NOVA STADIUM

    Football

    Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador is located in 2.5 hour flight from Rio. Brazil’s original capital, the city is rich in culture and history, and is a major international touristic destination. Originally built in 1951, the venue will be completely refurbished for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Legacy: Once upgraded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Fonte Nova Stadium will become the premier Football stadium in the north of the country. Two major Brazilian clubs, Bahia and Vitoria, will benefit significantly from the improved facilities. The wider region, host to a significant number of major cultural events, will also benefit from the venue upgrade.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Football

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Football Stadium

    Post-games use: Football Stadium

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 50,000

  • São Paulo

    SÃO PAULO STADIUM

    Football