Saryarka Velodrome

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Saryarka Velodrome
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Location 45A, Qabanbay Batyr ave.
Astana, Kazakhstan
Coordinates 51°6′17″N 71°24′18″E / 51.10472°N 71.40500°E / 51.10472; 71.40500Coordinates: 51°6′17″N 71°24′18″E / 51.10472°N 71.40500°E / 51.10472; 71.40500
Capacity Cycling: 9,270
Surface Siberian Pine
Construction
Built 2009–2011
Opened 2011
Tenants
BC Astana (VTB United League)
2012–present
Astana Pro Team
(UCI World Tour)
2011–present
Website
www.velotrek.kz

The Saryarka Velodrome (Kazakh: Сарыарқа велотрегі; Russian: Велотрек Сарыарка) is an indoor cycle-racing track or velodrome that is located in Astana, Kazakhstan. Constructed in the shape of a racer's helmet, the velodrome is a unique sports complex that not only houses a cycling track, but its 58,000 metre square surface area also contains a sports courts, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a basketball court, an ice rink, as well as conference halls, a restaurant and a hotel. It is mainly used for cycling and basketball.

The seating capacity of the arena is 9,270[1][2] for cycling, being able to use only the permanent tiers of seating. Additional temporary tiers of seating can be added around the court area for basketball games.

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The track hosted the opening round of the 2011–12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in November 2011.[3] The arena was used during the 2011 Asian Winter Games for short track speed skating. It is the home arena of the VTB United League professional basketball club BC Astana.

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