Rioarena is a multi-purpose venue that can hold up to 18,000 spectators at sporting events and concerts. It is a multi-functional arena that is unique in South America. The arena was inaugurated for the Pan-American Games in 2007. 

It provides 4 levels of bleachers with a capacity of 18,000 seats and competes with the largest entertainment venues in the world. Rioarena can adapt itself to the needs of the biggest sporting or cultural events. It located near the Riocentro, the convention and exhibition center of Rio de Janeiro. 


-    Exhibition space : 2,400 sqm 
-    Auditorium : 4 nevels of seating for up to 18,000 people
-    Meeting rooms : 28

Types of events hosted

Concerts, sports events, congresses, conventions, gala dinners, etc.

Event layout

-    Congress : up to 13,268 people
-    Convention : up to 17,368 people
-    Dinner : up to 1,018 people
-    Cocktail buffet :  up to 13,200 people
-    Concert / show : up to 18,000 people
-    Sport event : up to 18,000 people

The advantages

It’s easily accessible by public transport (metro and bus), 18 bars, 54 lodges, 10 stores and a 1,000 carpark places. 

Address and contact details

Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno
3401 - Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-040
Tel.: +55 21 2430-1700
[email protected]