Built for the 2007 Pan American Games, Rio Arena was the first space in Brazil to be designed along the lines of the largest and most modern arenas in the world. Since then, it has consolidated its position as one of the most important venues in the city for any type of event – ranging from sports competitions to major international concerts.
Approved in the NBA's strict technical criteria, Rio Arena housed the pre-season games of the American basketball league in Brazil for three consecutive years, and its facilities meet all the parameters and technical specifications required by the International Basketball Federation and also by the International Federations of Gymnastics, Volleyball and Futsal.
The venue has already played host to major international competitions, such as the 2007 Pan American Games, the World Judo Championships (2007), Master Tennis Circuit (2009) and the National Basketball League Championship (2010, 2013 and 2014), in addition to NBA games, Jiu Jitsu competitions, volleyball championships, several editions of the UFC and competitions of the World Military Games.
Among its facilities, it offers complete locker rooms, corporate boxes, production support rooms, dressing rooms and an auditorium for press conference.