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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Volleyball Venues


    09/24/09

    (ATR) All four bid cities will build temporary venues for outdoor volleyball 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 volleyball.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s Lake Michigan Sports Complex East will hold up to 20,000 spectators. (Chicago2016.org)


    Indoor
    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex East
    • 15,000 Capacity
    • $5.1 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a convention center

    Outdoor
    • Olympic Island Beach Volleyball Stadium
    • 20,000 Capacity
    • $14.2 million for temporary construction
    • 4 km from Olympic Village
    • 5 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a public park

    Madrid
    Madrid’s indoor volleyball venue will be located just 1 km from the Olympic village. (Madrid2016.es)


    Indoor
    • Coslada Volleyball Pavilion
    • 15,000 Capacity
    • $2.9 million for temporary construction / $70.7 million for permanent construction
    • 1 km from Olympic Village
    • 12 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Outdoor
    • Casa de Campo
    • 12,000 (court 1) / 3,000 (court 2) Capacity
    • $15.4 million for temporary construction
    • 13 km from Olympic Village
    • 4 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a sport and leisure venue

    Rio de Janeiro
    Copacabana Stadium in Rio will be located less than 5 km from the IOC Hotel. (Rio 2016)


    Indoor
    • Maracanazinho Arena
    • 12,000 Capacity
    • $2.7 million for temporary construction
    • 33 km from Olympic Village
    • 16 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a multipurpose arena

    Outdoor
    • Copacabana Stadium
    • 12,000 Capacity
    • $10.8 million for temporary construction
    • 35 km from Olympic Village
    • 3 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s indoor volleyball venue is currently used as a sports arena. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    Indoor
    • Yoyogi Park Arena
    • 15,000 Capacity
    • $12 million for temporary construction / $157 million for permanent construction
    • 21 km from Olympic Village
    • 9 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a sports arena

    Outdoor
    • Shiokaze Park
    • 12,000 Capacity
    • $13 million for temporary construction
    • 5 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a public park

    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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