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The Future Arena (Portuguese: Arena do Futuro) was a temporary sporting venue in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that was used for handball, volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics and goalball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. After the games, the venue was planned to be dismantled and reassembled as four schools.[1][2][3] As of August 2017, these plans have been abandoned by Rio's mayor Marcelo Crivella.[4]

Future Arena
Arena do Futuro
Arena do Futuro Rio 2016.jpg
Location Barra Olympic Park
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Owner City of Rio de Janeiro
Type Stadium
Capacity 12,000 (Olympics)
Opened 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Handball". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Future Arena". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues to leave sporting, educational and social legacy to city". Rio 2016. 29 July 2015. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "One year after Rio: What's left behind after the flame goes out". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 

Coordinates: 22°58′50″S 43°23′32″W / 22.9805°S 43.3922°W / -22.9805; -43.3922