The official name of the venue is Passarela do Samba Darcy Ribeiro. It is most popularly known simply as Sambodromo, but also as Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai, after the street of the same name on which the venue was built. Another name it is known by is the Apotheosis Square, which is actually the name of the square at the end of the parade runway where participants finish the parade and also where the results of each Samba school is tabulated and announced on Ash Wednesday. 

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