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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Football Venues


    09/11/09

    All four cities propose multiple preliminary football venues in their plans for 2016. 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 football.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s Soldier Field is currently used as a gridiron football stadium. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Soldier Field
    • 61,500 Capacity
    • $2.4 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 4 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as sport stadium

    Proposed Preliminary Venue-Capacity/Distance from Chicago in km
    • Rose Bowl (California) - 93,986 / 2,827
    • Minneapolis Stadium (Minnesota) - 50,300 / 539
    • Meadowlands Stadium(New Jersey) - 82,500 / 1,252
    • Philadelphia Field (Pennsylvania) - 68,532 / 1,098
    • St. Louis Dome (Missouri) - 66,000 / 418
    • Landover Field (Maryland) - 91,704 / 954

    Madrid
    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will be located 2 km from the IOC Hotel. (Madrid2016.es)


    • Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
    • 80,000 Capacity
    • $2.1 million in temporary construction
    • 14 km from Olympic Village
    • 2 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as football stadium

    Proposed Preliminary Venue-Capacity/Distance from Madrid in km

    • Montjuic Olympic Stadium (Barcelona) - 56,000 / 627
    • Nuevo Arcangel Stadium (Cordoba) - 37,150 / 406
    • La Rosaleda Stadium (Malaga) - 23,700 / 542
    • Romano Stadium(Merida) - 25,100 / 340
    • Palma de Mallorca Stadium - 20,500 / 776

    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio will spend $5.5 million in temporary construction. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)


    • Maracana Stadium
    • 90,000 Capacity
    • $5.5 million in temporary construction
    • 33 km Olympic Village
    • 16 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as football stadium

    Proposed Preliminary Venue-Capacity/Distance from Rio de Janeiro in km

    • Mane Garrincha Stadium (Brasilia) - 76,000 / 1,159
    • Mineirao Stadium (Belo Horizonte) - 74,000 / 453
    • Fonte Nova Stadium (Salvador) - 60,000 / 1,625
    • Morumbi Stadium (Sao Paulo) - 66,000 / 444

    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium will hold up to 100,000 spectators. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)


    • Olympic Stadium
    • 100,000
    • $31 million for temporary construction / $831 million for permanent construction (will use venue for ceremonies and athletics also)
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 4 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Proposed Preliminary Venue - Capacity / Distance from Tokyo in km
    • Kasumigaoka National Stadium - 50,000 / 6
    • Tokyo Stadium (Chofu) - 50,000 / 22
    • Sapporo Dome - 41,000 / 1,125 km
    • Saitama Stadium - 64,000 / 39
    • International Stadium Yokohama - 72,000 / 35
    • Osaka Nagai Stadium - 50,000 / 547

    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 Isia Reaves

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