Sport Week: Rio 2016 venue for football 7-a-side

Spectators can catch all the action in the Deodoro Stadium during September’s Paralympic Games. 25 May 2016
Deodoro Stadium

General view of the Deodoro Stadium. (Editor's note: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama).

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Football 7-a-side competitions will be held at the Deodoro Stadium during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The temporary structure of the Deodoro Stadium was built around the existing polo field to stage sports for the Games and is located northwest from Rio de Janeiro. It will also host the rugby and modern pentathlon events during the Olympics.

Football 7-a-side will kick off on 8 September, followed by matches on the 10th, 12th and 14th. Medal events will be held on 16th September.

Helpful links:

Competition schedule at Rio 2016

Rio 2016 venue map

Editor’s note: Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on Every week a new sport will be featured and the series will run until September’s Games, helping the public understand more about the 22 sports being contested in Rio.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.