Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Venues outside Rio de Janeiro : Brasilia's Mané Garrincha Stadium

2016 Rio Olympics Venues outside Rio de Janeiro are the venues are hosting football matches for both men and women at the ongoing Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commonly refereed to as Rio 2016. Brasilia's Mané Garrincha Stadium is one of the 5 of such venues.

Overview on Brasilia

Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil, the idea of establishing a new capital city to replace Rio de Janeiro, which had been the country’s capital since Portuguese colonial days was mooted in 1959, buy realized in April 1960 becoming the new capital city of the Federal Republic of Brazil. Besides, it’s also the federal capital of the State of Brasilia.

Aerial view of Brasilia with Mané Garrincha Stadium on the left

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It has an estimated area of 5,802 square kilometers and a population of over 2 million people making it 4th most populous city in Brazil, after Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizante respectively. Located in the Brazilian highland in the central western part of the country, it has an altitude of 1,172 m above sea level, thus it enjoys favorable climatic conditions.

The concept of creating a new capital city was the idea conceived and executed by two very popular people; the late Lucio Costa, a French born Brazilian city planner, who passed on in 1998 aged 96 and one of the great Brazilian architect; the late Oscar Niemeyer, who died in Rio in 2012 aged 104 years old.

Mané Garrincha Stadium

A picture of Mané Garrincha Stadium

This picture is from Wikipedia under Creative Common Licence

Brasilia’s Mané Garrincha is hosting some of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics football matches for both men and women in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The official name of the stadium, built in 1974, but renovated for the 2014 FIFA is Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha and has capacity to hold about 70,000 fans.

It is hosting a total of 10 football matches for the Summer Olympics men and women football. Mané Garrincha is hosting seven summer Olympics men football matches. These matches are four Group A matches, one Group C match and 1 Group D match. Besides, it is hosting one of the men’s second stage matches slotted to take place on the 13th of August.

Mané Garrincha is hosting three Summer Olympics women football matches which are Group E and F matches on the 9th of August as well as one quarter final match on the 12th of August.

The schedule below has all the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics football sport matches that are taking place at Mané Garrincha, one of the five venues outside host city Rio de Janeiro.

2016 SUMMNER OLYMPICS FOOTBALL MATCHES TO BE HELD AT THE BRASILIA’S ESTÁDIONACIONAL DE BRASÍLIA MANÉ GARRINCHA

Date

Group

Gender

Time

City

Venue

Team 1

Team 2

9th August

Group F Matches

Women

4.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Canada

Germany

9th August

Group E Matches

Women

10.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

China PR

Sweden

12th August

QF: Group E Winner/3rd Best Placed Team of Group E/F

Women

1.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

 TO BE CONFIRMED

 TO BE CONFIRMED

 

4th August

Group A Matches

Men

1.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Denmark

Iraq

7th August

Group A Matches

Men

7.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Denmark

South Africa

8th August

Group A Matches

Men

10.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Brazil

Iraq

10th August

Group D Matches

Men

1.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Argentina

Honduras

10th August

Group C Matches

Men

4.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

Mexico

South Korea

13th August

Group D Winner/Group C Runners-Up

Men

1.00 PM

Brasília

EstádioNacional de BrasíliaManéGarrincha

 TO BE CONFIRMED

 TO BE CONFIRMED