IPC Sport Week: Wheelchair rugby venue
By Beau Greenway | For the IPC
The arena is an indoor multi-purpose building, located southwest from Rio de Janeiro in the Barra cluster, which contains the largest concentration of Games venues.
The stadium was unveiled on 12 January and has already hosted trial events to ensure it is ready for the upcoming Games.
The venue is conveniently located for the athletes, as it is five minutes from the Paralympic Village.
Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on paralympic.org. 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.