Inaugurated in 1977, the Riocentro Convention Center is the largest expositions and fairs center of Latin America. It was designed and constructed to hold large events and it has hosted, among other, the United Nations International Conference on the Environment and Development – ECO 92 and the 17th World Congress on Petroleum 2002. It is operated by Rio de Janeiro City Hall, and it is composed of 5 pavilions interconnected by halls and corridors served with a parking lot with room for about 5,000 cars and 60 buses.
For the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007 the complex holds temporary facilities for staging several sport disciplines, including in the Parapan American Games. The site will also lodge the International Broadcasting Center – IBC, set up at Pavilion 1, and the Main Press Center – MPC – occupying Pavilion 5.
Av. Salvador Allende, 6.555, Barra da Tijuca
Period of Activity
July 14th to July 28th
Badminton (pavilion 4B), Boxing (pavilion 2), Fencing (pavilion 3A), Futsal (pavilion 3B), Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline (pavilion 3A), Handball (pavilion 3B), Judo (pavilion 4A), Weightlifting (pavilion 2), Wrestling (pavilion 4A), Taekwondo (pavilion 4A) and Table Tennis (pavilion 4B).
For the Parapan American Games
Powerlifting, Judo, Table Tennis and Volleyball – Sitting – from August 13th to August 19th.
- Pavilion 2 – Boxing – 734 seats
- Pavilion 2 – Weightlifting – 446 seats
- Pavilion 3A – Fencing – 1,033 seats
- Pavilion 3A- Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline – 1,033 seats
- Pavilion 3B – Futsal and Handball – 2,745 seats
- Pavilion 4A – Judo and Wrestling – 3,101 seats
- Pavilion 4A - Taekwondo – 3,085 seats
- Pavilion 4B – Badminton and Table Tennis – 1,462 seats
Riocentro total area
Distance from the Village
How to arrive
The special bus lines Circular Barra A and Circular Barra B serve the Riocentro, as well as the conventional city bus lines numbers 268, 2113, 757, 758, 706 and 736.
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