Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Venues outside Rio de Janeiro: Manau's Arena da Amazônia

Overview on Brazil’s Manaus City

2016 Rio Olympics Venues outside Rio de Janeiro

Manaus is yet another hosting city of the men and women football matches for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics football sport. This is also a venue outside the official 2016 Olympics host city Rio de Janeiro. This makes it’s stadium; Arena da Amazônia one of the five venues which are outside Rio de Janeiro jurisdiction part of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

The other 4 venues outside host city; Rio de Janeiro jurisdictions are:

1. Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horinzante

2. Mané Garrincha in Brasilia

3. Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo

4. Itaipava Arena Fonte in Salvador

Located in the heart of the Amazon forest, in the northern Brazil’s state of Amazonas of which it’s the state’s capital city it has low altitude of only 53 meters above sea level. Low altitude, coupled by the Equatorial rain forest climate makes it very humid and hot at times. Due to hosting some of the past FIFA World Cup matches, the city infrastructure was greatly improved with street renovated and repaved, a new airport built and communication infrastructure greatly improved.

The City of Manaus

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Manaus is the seventh most populous city in Brazil with a population of about 2 million people according the 2014 Brazil population census. It has area of 11,401 square kilometers and Amazon River passed through it.

For those who will travel to this great city to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics football matches, ensure that you see the one of the greatest natural conflux of Rio Negro's waters and those of Solimões River.

Arena da Amazônia

Now let’s turn to the Arena da Amazônia, which is the venue for 2016 Summer Olympics football sport for both men and women. The stadium was constructed as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This 2014 stadium; Arena da Amazônia was built after a much older stadium Vivaldao was demolished. Vivaldao was the largest stadium in the city and had been built in the years between 1958 and 1970.

The Arena da Amazônia is much larger compared to Vivaldao. Arena da Amazônia has capacity to hold 44,000 football fans, while Vivaldao used to hold only 31,000 fans.

Arena da Amazônia

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For the Summer Olympics in Brazil, Arena da Amazônia will host four Group B matches for men football on 4th and 7th of August. Those will be the only men football matches played in this hot and humid stadium.

As for the women football matches for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics football, two group matches will be played on the 9th of August at the Manus’ Arena da Amazônia.

These two matches will be for Groups G and E.

Find below the whole schedule for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics matches that will be played at the Arena da Amazônia. You can also download the schedule for 2016 Summer Olympics football matches to be played at Arena da Amazônia.

Date

Group

Gender

Time

City

Venue

Team 1

Team 2

2016 SUMMNER OLYMPICS FOOTBALL  MATCHES TO BE HELD AT THE ARENA DA AMAZÔNIA IN MANAUS

9th August

Group G Matches

Women

06.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Colombia

USA

9th August

Group E Matches

Women

9.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Brazil

South Africa

4th August

Group B Matches

Men

6.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Colombia

Sweden

4th August

Group B Matches

Men

9.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Japan

Nigeria

7th August

Group B Matches

Men

6.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Nigeria

Sweden

7th August

Group B Matches

Men

9.00 PM

Manaus

Arena da Amazônia

Colombia

Japan