– Rio 2016 Venues: Olympic Tennis Centre

Olympic Tennis Center_002Event: Tennis

Capacity: 18.250 (4 courts) – 10.000 (main court)

General Information:
The Olympic Tennis Center (Portuguese: Centro Olímpico de Tênis) is a tennis venue located in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center will host tennis events of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the wheelchair tennis events of the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The center was built on the site of the former Nelson Piquet International Autodrome.

The center consists of a tennis stadium and 15 ancillary courts. The surface will be hard court, supplied by GreenSet Worldwide.

Construction started in 2013 and is near completion as of February 2016.

Olympic Tennis Center_001In December 2015, the center court was named after Maria Esther Bueno, a retired Brazilian tennis player, who became the first woman ever to win all four Grand Slam doubles titles in one year.

Location: Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Adress : Parque Olímpico da Barra – Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22775-040, Brasilien

Transport (BRT) :
CENTRO OLÍMPICO/MORRO DO OUTEIRO STATION
– ESPECIAL JD. OCEÂNICO X CENTRO OLÍMPICO
– ESPECIAL VIC. CARVALHO X CENTRO OLÍMPICO/RIOCENTRO
11min walk/800m to the entrance of the Olympic Park

MORRO DO OUTEIRO STATION
– ESPECIAL RECREIO X VILA MILITAR
11min walk/800m to the entrance of the Olympic Park

RIO 2 STATION
– MADUREIRA X ALVORADA PARADOR
– FUNDÃO X ALVORADA EXPRESSO
11min walk/800m to the entrance of the Olympic Park

ACCESSIBILITY – Centro Olímpico Terminal, Morro do Outeiro and Rio 2 stations are accessible. From Centro Olímpico station there is an accessible auxiliary shuttle service available for the convenience of people in wheelchairs or with reduced mobility.

 

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