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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Tennis Venues


    09/22/09

    (ATR) All four bid cities propose different capacities for the various tennis courts for the 2016 Olympics. 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 tennis.
    Lincoln Park Tennis Center in Chicago is currently used as a public park. (Chicago2016.org)


    Chicago

    • Lincoln Park Tennis Center
    • 10,000 (Center Court), 9,500 (Additional) Capacity
    • $31 million for temporary construction
    • 13 km from Olympic Village
    • 8 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as public park
    Madrid’s tennis venue will hold up to 12,500 tennis spectators. (Madrid2016.es)


    Madrid

    • Manzanares Park Tennis Center
    • 12,500 (main court), 5,000 (court 1), 3,000 (court 2), 250 (courts 3 to 9)Capacity
    • $3.1 million for temporary construction
    • 13 km from Olympic Village
    • 9 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as tennis center
    Rio’s Olympic Tennis Center will require both temporary and permanent construction. (Rio 2016)


    Rio de Janeiro

    •Olympic Tennis Center
    • 10,000 (Center Court), 5,000 (Show Court 1), 3,000 (Show Court 2), 250 (Match Courts) Capacity
    • $16.7 million for temporary construction/$46.1 million for permanent construction
    • 6 km from Olympic Village
    • 29 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo

    • Ariake Tennis Park
    • 10,000 / 5,000 / .3,000 Capacity (not detailed in bid book)
    Ariake Tennis Park will be located less than 10 km from the Olympic Village and IOC Hotel. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)

    • $6 million for temporary construction / $50 million for permanent construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as tennis 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 Isia Reaves

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