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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Ceremony Stadium


    08/08/09

    Three of the four Olympic Ceremony Stadiums will require temporary and permanent construction. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic Ceremony Stadiums of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Olympics.

    Chicago
    Chicago's Olympic Stadium will be located in Washington Park. (Chicago2016.org)


    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Location: Washington Park
    Capacity: 80,000
    $350.7 million for temporary construction / $46.9 million for permanent construction (venue also used for athletics)

    Madrid
    Madrid's Olympic Stadium will require $7.7 million for temporary construction. (Madrid2016.es)


    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Location: Olympic Park
    Capacity: 65,000
    $7.7 million for temporary construction / $279.5 million for permanent construction (venue also used for athletics)

    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio's Olympic Ceremony Stadium will also be used for football. (Rio2016.org.br)


    Name: Maracana Stadium
    Location: Maracana
    Capacity: 90,000
    $5.6 million for temporary construction (venue also used for football)

    Tokyo
    Tokyo's Olympic Ceremony Stadium will hold up to 100,000 spectators. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Location: Mubusi Cluster
    Capacity: 100,000
    $31 million for temporary construction / $831 million for permanent construction (venue also used for athletics)

    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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