Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Sport Week: Sitting volleyball venue at Rio 2016

The sport will be contested in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 during the Paralympic Games. 13 Apr 2016
View of a boxing ring inside a venue

Sitting volleyball will be held in the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 venue, located in the Barra zone, during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The venue will also host boxing during the Olympics.

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Sitting volleyball matches at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held in the Riocentro Pavilion 6. The venue is located in the Barra cluster, containing the largest concentration of Games venues.

Pavilion 6 is a purpose-built temporary indoor stadium with capacity of 6,500 seats. It will also stage boxing events during the Olympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park.

Sitting volleyball competitions will be held 9-18 September.

Helpful links

Rio 2016 venue webpage

For sitting volleyball development resources, visit


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.