Carioca Arena 1

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Carioca Arena 1
Arena Carioca 1
Arenas Cariocas (2).jpg
Aerial view of the Carioca complex at Barra Olympic Park in May 2016; Arena 1 is the largest visible at top
Carioca Arena 1 is located in Rio de Janeiro
Carioca Arena 1
Carioca Arena 1
Location Barra Olympic Park
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°58′35″S 43°23′32″W / 22.976511°S 43.392334°W / -22.976511; -43.392334
Owner City of Rio de Janeiro
Type Stadium
Capacity 16,000 (Olympics)
5,000 (post-Olympics)
Broke ground July 2013
Opened 2016

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 hosted 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 was transformed after the games to become part of the Olympic Training Centre.[1][2][3]


Construction began in July 2013, covers 38 thousand square meters.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

International matches

Date Competition Home Team H A Away Team
27 Nov 17 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifier Brazil Brazil 72 60 Venezuela Venezuela


  1. ^ "Introducing Carioca Arena 1… the new home of Olympic basketball". Rio 2016. 12 January 2016. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Arena Carioca 1". globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Carioca Arena 1". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 February 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Fue oficialmente presentada la Arena Carioca 1" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  5. ^ "Río presenta la Arena Carioca 1, el hogar del baloncesto en los Juegos". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  6. ^ "Prefeitura entrega Arena Carioca 1, no Parque Olímpico, para os Jogos 2016" (in Portuguese). 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
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