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Carioca Arena 1

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Owner  City of Rio de Janeiro
Broke ground  July 2013
Type  Stadium
Opened  2016
Carioca Arena 1
Location  Barra Olympic Park Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capacity  16,000 (Olympics) 5,000 (post-Olympics)
Address  Parque Olímpico da Barra - Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-039, Brazil
Similar  Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arena 3, Future Arena, Youth Arena

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Carioca Arena 1 (Portuguese: Arena Carioca 1) is an indoor stadium in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue will host basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics as well as wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. As with a number of other venues in the Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arena 1 will be transformed after the games to become part of the Olympic Training Centre.


Tour of carioca arena 1 2016 olympic games


Construction began in July 2013, covers 38 thousand square meters. Its capacity for games is 16,000 spectators, and only 5,000 of these will be permanent at the end of the games. The façade has a height of 33 meters, and its shape is inspired by the mountainous landscape of the city. The track was built with two types of wood, one for a different track and to the surrounding area, as well as a system for absorbing blows of the sport. It has 282 rooms, 49 bathrooms, eight dressing rooms and six lifts.

The estimated cost for the planned complex of three arenas (Carioca 1, 2 and 3), the IBC, MPC, a hotel and the structure of the Olympic Park was 1.678 billion Brazilian reais, including part of the public initiative and private, being executed between the Prefecture of Rio de Janeiro and the private sector.

The work was delivered in January 2016. As the pilot events, there was the Basketball Tournament International Women Aquece River conducted from 15 to 17 January 2016, and the International Championship of Wheelchair Rugby Rio Aquece held from 29 to 31 January 2016.


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