Baku National Stadium

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Baku National Stadium
Baku olympic stadium.jpg
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Owner Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Capacity 68,700
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 6 June 2011
Opened February 2015
Architect Heerim
General contractor Tekfen Construction, Turkey
Tenants
Azerbaijan national football team
2015 European Games
UEFA Euro 2020

Baku National Stadium (Azerbaijani: Bakı Milli Stadionu) is a retractable roof football stadium currently under construction in Boyuk Shor, Baku, Azerbaijan, and planned to be opened in February 2015.[1] The main tenant of the stadium will be Azerbaijan's national football team, who will move from their current home at the Tofik Bakhramov Stadium when it is completed. Stadium construction is being done by the Turkish company Tekfen.[2]

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Construction of the stadium in Baku

The stadium will have a capacity of 68,000 and will be based on Boyuk Shor settlement.[3] The project is being funded by the SOCAR. The stadium has been awarded to the Turkish company Tekfen Construction and Installation Co.,Inc. with a Design&Build contract. The opening of the stadium is due in 2015.[4][5]

The construction of the stadium started on 6 June 2011 after President Ilham Aliyev and FIFA and UEFA presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini attended the ground-breaking ceremony.[6]

Along with the stadium, there will also be built a number of hotels, parking venue (total 3,617 car places), and green space (81,574 square meters).[7]

Tournaments[edit]

The venue will host games for the Azerbaijan national football team as well as concerts. Baku Olympic Stadium will fulfil FIFA's and UEFA's highest technical recommendations and elite stadium obligations for football stadiums and is automatically qualified to arrange tournaments and qualification games in European Football Championships.

The stadium on stamp of Azerbaijan, 2014

The stadium is also expected to host athletics, ceremonies during 2015 European Games and Quarter-finals and Group stage during UEFA Euro 2020 .

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Coordinates: 40°25′47″N 49°55′11″E / 40.429766°N 49.91979°E / 40.429766; 49.91979