Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Venues outside Rio de Janeiro: Salvador's Itaipava Arena Fonte

Salvador's Itaipava Arena Fonte just like Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians, Manaus' Arena da Amazônia, Belo Horizante's Mineirao Stadium and Brazil's Capital City; Brasilia's Mané Garrincha Stadium are the 5 venues that will host football sport for both men and women in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Overview on Brazil’s Salvador

Salvador is Brazil’s third largest city with a population of almost three million inhabitants. It’s after Rio de Janeiro in terms of population, Rio is second most populous city while Sao Paulo which is the country’s most populous city. Belo Horizante closely follows as the 4th most populous city.

This city will also offer splendid tourist attraction, and when you are there do some look around for something to show you are in Salvador.

These 4 Brazil’s most populous cities will be part of the 5 venues that will host some sports in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics besides Rio. Another fifth city, Manaus, which is the seventh largest will also host some matches for both men and women football sports for the Summer Olympics, that is scheduled to take place this coming August.

Salvador

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Salvador has a great history and its fairly an ancient city established in 1549. It was the first capital city for Brazil. It is a splendid city that is divided into two by an escarpment measuring over 80 meters. This natural barrier divides the city to upper and lower towns and the two parts of the Salvador city are connected by an elevator built in 1873.

The city economic advantages includes agriculture and marine activities, which are the main source of wealth in this north east Brazilian state making it the second wealthiest city after Sao Paulo. This means Salvador is richer than Rio de Janeiro.

Salvador is the capital of Brazil’s north east Bahia state, and its spectacular as it is located in 2nd largest peninsula in the world while it’s Brazil largest. The triangular shaped peninsula divided Brazil’s Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean.

Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean

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The city was established by Francisco Pereira Coutinho in 1534 and he is considered the first captain of Bahia state. However, Francisco Pereira Coutinho was not the first European to settle in Salvador but a ship wreak victim; Caramuru, whose real name was Diogo Álvares Correia.

Caramuru was instrumental in bringing together the Portuguese and the local inhabitants of the Indian origin. Salvador is a sea level city with an altitude of only 8 meters above sea level; this makes it hot and humid.

The city municipality is not very big as it measures only 693 square kilometers.

The 2016 Summer Olympics football sport will take place in Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, located in this magnificent and ancient Brazilian City.

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

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Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova will host football for both men and women. Designed by Germany Architects; Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz, It is a 55,000 capacity stadium and was built as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venue.

It costed US$ 267 million to build, with the construction starting in 2010 taking three years to finish and was opened in 2013, this is over a year before the World Cup games in Brazil.

This stadium measures 105 by 68 meters in dimensions and has complete grass surface.

2016 Summer Olympics men football matches, Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova will be the venue for four Group C matches on the 4th and 7th of August. On the 10th of August it will host a Group A match and a Group B match.

The last men matches will be a second stage match among the Winner of Group B and the Runners-up of Group A. This men’s last match will be played on the 13th of August.

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova will also host three of the women football matches in 2016 Summer Olympics. These three matches will be 2 Group F matches on the 9th of August and one women quarter final match on 12th of August.

See the Schedule below for all the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics football matches that will take place at the Salvador’s Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. You can download this schedule HERE.

2016 Summer Olympics Men Football to be held at Itaipava Arena Fonte

Match

Match Type

Gender

Date

Time

City

Venue

Group C Match

Group C

Men Olympics Football

4th August

1.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group C Match

Group C

Men Olympics Football

4th August

4.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group C Match

Group C

Men Olympics Football

7th August

1.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group C Match

Group C

Men Olympics Football

7th  August

4.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group A Match

Group A

Men Olympics Football

10th August

10.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group B Match

Group B

Men Olympics Football

10th August

7.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

1 Second Stage Match

Winner Group B/Runners Up Group A

Men Olympics Football

13th August

4.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

 

2016 Summer Olympics Women Football to be held at Itaipava Arena Fonte

Match

Match Type

Gender

Date

Time

City

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group F Match

Group F Matches

Women Olympics Football

9th August

4.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

Group F Match

Group G Matches

Women Olympics Football

9th August

7.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte

1 Quarter Final

Runners Up of Group E/Group F

Women Olympics Football

12th August

4.00 PM

São Salvado

Itaipava Arena Fonte