Anhembi Sambadrome

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Anhembi Sambadrome

Anhembi Sambadrome is a Sambadrome and one of the largest outdoor venues for major events in the city of São Paulo in Brazil. It is located near the Anhembi Convention Center, one of the largest events complexes in Latin America, along the Marginal Tietê River in Santana in the northern zone of the city.[1][2]

It was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, being built and opened in 1991 for the local administration of Luiza Erundina. The Sambadrome is 530 m long and 14 m wide, has a concrete floor structural anti flooding.[3]

The venue hosts the samba schools of Carnival of São Paulo as well as up to 30,000 spectators.

From 2010 to 2013, the Sambadrome and its spectator stands were also used as the start/finish line and front straightaway for the São Paulo Indy 300 IndyCar Series race.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sambódromo (a city of São Paulo webpage)
  2. ^ Parque Ahembi home page
  3. ^ Sambódromo

Coordinates: 23°30′59″S 46°38′47″W / 23.51639°S 46.64639°W / -23.51639; -46.64639