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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Equestrian Venues


    09/09/09

    (ATR) Tokyo has plans for two equestrian venues, while the other cities have plans for one equestrian venue. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of equestrian.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s equestrian venue will hold up to 18,000 spectators. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Tempel Farms
    • 18,000 Capacity
    • $16 million for temporary construction
    • 84 km from Olympic Village
    • 79 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used a private farm

    Madrid
    La Zarzuela Hippodrome will be located less than 10 km from the IOC Hotel. (Madrid2016.es)


    • La Zarzuela Hippodrome
    • 17,000 Capacity
    • $32 million for permanent construction/ $11.2 million for temporary construction
    • 20 km for Olympic Village
    • 9 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as arena for equestrian events

    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio’s National Equestrian Center is currently used as an Olympic Training Center. (Rio 2016)


    • National Equestrian Center
    • 14,000 Capacity
    • $10.7 million for permanent construction/ $9.6 million for temporary construction
    • 17 km from Olympic Village
    • 44 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as Olympic Training Center

    Tokyo
    Tokyo will use two venues for equestrian events. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    Dressage/Jumping/Eventing
    • Dream Island Stadium
    • 14,000 Capacity
    • $46 million for temporary construction
    • 7 km from Olympic Village
    • 12 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as sports center

    Eventing (Cross-Country)
    • Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
    • 20,000 standing
    • $22 million for temporary construction
    • 12 km from Olympic Village
    • 17 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Edited by Utsav Yadav and Isia Reaves

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