Soccer

Soccer and Sailing are allowed to be outsourced a great distance from the central Olympic area of a host city.

The 2016 IOC Candidate city bid package listed a minimum seating capacity of 20,000 seats for soccer, with 128 athletes.  1,255,173 soccer tickets were sold during the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

The 2016 IOC candidate city bid package listed a minimum seating requirement for Soccer as 20,000 seats for preliminary matches, in four separate stadiums, and a minimum 50,000 seat stadium for the Final games, for 128 athletes.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympics hosted the soccer events in five locations: Miami, Florida (688 miles), RFK Stadium, Washington DC (643 miles), Orlando, Florida (438 miles), Birmingham, Alabama (147 miles), and Athens, Georgia (70 miles).

  • Miami had 72,700 seats available at the Orange Bowl, with the net ticketed spectators at 71,600.
  • RFK Stadium had 56,500 seats available, with the net ticketed spectators at 56,300.
  • Orlando had 65,000 seats available at the Florida Citrus Bowl, with the highest number of ticketed spectators at 26,000.
  • Birmingham had 81,700 seats available at Legion Field, with the net ticketed spectators at 80,500.
  • Athens, GA had 86,100 seats available at Sanford Stadium, with the highest number of ticketed spectators at 82,000.

1,255,173 soccer tickets were sold during the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

Tulsa could host the Soccer and Rugby events with a choice of the following the following locations that are less than 300 miles from Tulsa:

The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium has a 82,112 seat capacity, and would be suitable for preliminary soccer games for the Tulsa Olympics, located 124 miles southwest of Tulsa. However, the stands are close to the field, possibly making it too narrow for international soccer field standards. The Tulsa2024 committee stated that it needs to be determined if the playing field will meet the international requirements for soccer. The soccer players and their coaches would be accommodated at the University of Oklahoma campus.

 
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Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium has a 60,218 seat capacity, and would be suitable for preliminary soccer games for the Tulsa Olympics, located 72 miles west of Tulsa. However, the stands are close to the playing field, possibly making the field too narrow for international soccer field standards. It needs to be determined if the playing field will meet the international requirements for soccer.

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