Football Cities

Football Cities

Six cities will play host to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games football tournament. Rio's iconic Maracanã Stadium will host the gold medal matches for both the men's and women's competitions.

Venues in Sao Paolo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia and Manaus wil also have the opportunity to welcome the first Olympic Games to be held on South American soil. Each of these stadiums except for the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paolo were utilised for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

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Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador

Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador

Built in 1951, the Fonte Nova Arena was completely refurbished for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will now play host to ten football matches at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Corinthians Arena, Sao Paolo

Corinthians Arena, Sao Paolo

Corinthians Arena, the home of Corinthians Football Club, was opened shortly before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when it staged six games, including the opening match.

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Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium's capacity will be increased to 60,000 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games when it will stage group-phase football matches and the athletics track and field competitions.

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Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte

Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte

Built in 1965, the Mineirão was fully refurbished for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will now host ten matches for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia

Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia

Built in 1974, the Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasília was fully renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when it staged seven games.

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Amazônia Arena, Manaus

Amazônia Arena, Manaus

The Amazônia Arena was built in the city of Manaus for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, during which it hosted four matches.

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