A guide to 2016 Rio Olympic stadiums

The Rio Olympics kick off August 5, 2016, in the famous Maracana soccer stadium, but events will take place right across the bustling city of some 6.3 million.

AFP| Updated: Aug 01, 2015, 21:04 PM IST
A guide to 2016 Rio Olympic stadiums

Rio de Janeiro: The Rio Olympics kick off August 5, 2016, in the famous Maracana soccer stadium, but events will take place right across the bustling city of some 6.3 million.

Here`s a look, neighborhood by neighborhood, at the first city in South America to host the world`s biggest sporting event.This area of western Rio is at the heart of the sports fest, housing notably the Olympic Park and Olympic Village where some 18,000 athletes and team members will be housed.
Within the park you`ll find:
-- Arena Carioca 1.

Capacity 16,000.

Basketball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby.
-- Arena Carioca 2

Capacity 10,000.

Judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling. Paralympic boccia.
-- Arena Carioca 3

Capacity 10,000

Fencing, taekwondo, Paralympic judo.
All three arenas are due to be fully built by the third quarter of 2015.
-- Tennis center

Capacity 19,750.

Tennis, wheelchair tennis, five-a-side football.

Due for completion in third quarter of 2015.
-- Velodromo

Capacity 5,000.

Track cycling and Paralympic track cycling.

Due for completion in fourth quarter of 2015.
-- Arena of the Future

Capacity 12,000.

Handball and (Paralympics) goalball.

Due for completion fourth quarter of 2015.
-- Aquatic center

Capacity 18,000.

Swimming, water polo, Paralympic swimming.

Due for completion first quarter of 2016.
-- Maria Lenk aquatic center

Capacity 5,000.

Diving and synchronized swimming.

Due for completion first quarter 2016.
-- Rio Arena

Capacity 12,000.

Artistic gymnastics, trampoline, and rhythmic disciplines, wheelchair basketball.

Due for completion fourth quarter of 2015.
-- International Broadcasting Center, due for completion in third quarter of 2015.

-- Media center, due for completion in fourth quarter of 2015.

-- Hotel due for completion in second quarter of 2016.
Still in Barra de Tijuca, but outside the Olympic Park are several separate venues. These are:
-- Golf Course. Site for the first golf contest in the Olympics for more than a century. Course has capacity for 15,000, with completion due second quarter of 2016.
-- Riocentro convention center (mostly already built)

Pavillion 2

Capacity 6,500.

Weight lifting and Paralympic weight lifting.
Pavillion 3

Capacity 6,500.

Table tennis and Paralympic table tennis.
Pavillion 4

Capacity 6,500

Badminton.
Pavilion 6

Boxing, wheelchair volleyball.

Due for completion by second quarter 2016.
-- Olympic Village

31 new apartment blocks near the Olympic Park. Due for completion first half 2016.

Existing facilities, but needing refurbishments, with completion due before mid-2016, include:

-- Shooting range, capacity 7,250.

-- Modern pentathlon swimming pool, capacity 2,000.

-- Riding center, capacity 35,200.

-- Field hockey, capacity 15,000.
New sites:

-- Youth Arena.

Capacity 5,000.

Women`s basketball, modern pentathlon fencing.

Due for completion first quarter 2016.
-- BMX track

Capacity 7,500, due for completion fourth quarter 2015.
-- Slalom canoe

Capacity 8,000 (temporary), due for completion first quarter 2016.
-- Mountain bike track, capacity 27,500 (temporary). Due for completion first quarter 2016.
-- Deodoro stadium

Capacity 15,000

Seven-a-side rugby, modern pentathlon riding and shooting-and-running, seven-a-side football.

Due for completion first quarter 2016.

One of Rio`s most famous neighborhoods, a center for beach life in the middle of the city, Copacabana will have five Olympic sites.

-- Copacabana stadium (temporary) for beach volleyball, capacity 12,000.

-- Copacabana fort for road cycling, swimming marathon, triathlon and Paralympics triathlon.

-- Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon for Olympics and Paralympics rowing and sprint canoing.

-- Marina da Gloria, capacity 10,000, for sailing.-- Maracana stadium for opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the football finals. Capacity 76,000.

-- Maracanazinho for volleyball, capacity 11,800.

-- Sambodromo, for start and finish of marathon, Olympic and Paralympic archery. Capacity up to 30,000.

-- Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium

Capacity 60,000, including 45,000 temporary places. Olympic and Paralympic athletics.