With a total area of 571 thousand m², the Riocentro is a multifunctional area, especially developed to host indoor or outdoor, national and international events, formed by five interconnected pavilions.
From November 2006, the facilities of the space will be renewed to harbor the Pan American Games. Currently, the Riocentro’s characteristics are as follows:
It has 15 thousand m² exhibition rooms, equipped with light spots and telephones for the putting up of stands, medical assistance and storage rooms of 146 m², besides the mezzanine with more than 2 thousand m² and restaurant area with capacity for one thousand people.
There is about ten thousand m² in size and is capable of hosting medium and large-size events. Electric energy, water, sewage and telephone scattered throughout subterraneous channels, with connection/plug points at every six meters, besides other features provided to the client that wishes to use the space.
Besides the 20,416 m² of the exhibitions room and of the subterraneous channel system at every 12 meters, it has ambiance sound system, snack bars, medical assistance, three storage rooms, load and unload decks (with capacity for 17 trucks), four acclimatized mezzanines and auditorium for 600 people.
It possesses similar characteristics to Pavilion 3 with auditorium capable of holding 400 people.
Its built area corresponds to 28,400 m², distributed into two floors. The ground level area has a hall of about 2.5 thousand m² for displays and supplementary exhibitions, auditorium for 2,400 seated viewers, equipped with simultaneous translation booths, sound system and projection system, besides an adjacent room for exhibitions and banquettes. In the 2nd floor, there is a one thousand m² hall, four rooms capable of sitting 600 people – each one with the ability to be turned into three-200-seat rooms, varied size rooms, besides a bar, lobby and service areas.