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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Hockey Venues


    09/14/09

    Each city’s hockey venues include different capacities for the main and second field. 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 hockey.

    Chicago
    Jackson Park Hockey Fields is currently used as a public park. (Chicago2016.org)

    • Jackson Park Hockey Fields
    • Terrain A: 10,000 Capacity / Terrain B: 5,000 Capacity / Pitch A: 10,000 Capacity / Pitch B: 5,000 Capacity
    • $6 million in permanent construction / $11.7 million in temporary construction
    • 7 km from Olympic Village
    • 13 km from IOC hotel
    • Currently used as a public park



    Madrid
    Madrid will spend more than $80 million on its hockey venue. (Madrid2016.es)

    • Olympic Hockey Center
    • Pitch 1: 11,500 Capacity / Pitch 2: 4,800 Capacity
    • $77.7 million in permanent construction / $7.9 million in temporary construction
    • 1 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC hotel
    • Construction has not started



    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio’s Olympic Hockey Center main field will hold 10,000 spectators, while the second field will hold 5,000. (Rio 2016)

    • Olympic Hockey Center
    • Main Pitch: 10,000 Capacity / Second Pitch: 5,000 Capacity
    • $12.4 million in temporary construction
    • 7 km from Olympic Village
    • 30 km from IOC hotel
    • Construction has not started




    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s hockey venue will be located less than 10 km from the Olympic Village. (Tokyo.or.jp)

    • Seaside Park Hockey Stadium
    • Main Pitch: 10,000 Capacity / Second Pitch: 5,000 Capacity
    • $22 million in permanent construction / $24 million in temporary construction
    • 9 km from Olympic Village
    • 14 km from IOC hotel
    • Currently used as a sports center





    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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