Inter Arena

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Inter Arena
Stadium
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Owner FC Inter Baku
Capacity 8,125
Surface Artificial
Construction
Built 2001
Tenants
Inter Baku

Shafa Stadium (Azerbaijani: Şəfa stadionu), also known as the Inter Arena for sponsorship purposes[1] is an all-seater football stadium located in Baku and the home of Azerbaijan Premier League club FC Inter Baku. The stadium was built on the site of Termist stadium in 2011 and has a capacity of 8,125[2] spectators. The stadium surrounded by practice fields, administration buildings and newly built four-star Inter Hotel.

Background[edit]

Shafa stadium was built by AFFA in 2001. The first match played was a 2001–02 UEFA Cup first qualifying round between Shafa Baku and Olimija Ljubljana where the match ended 0-4. First goal scored by Dušan Kosič.[3]

The stadium was one of the venues for the group stages of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. A Group A match were played there.[4]

In July 2014, it was announced that stadium will change its name to Inter-Arena after Inter Baku PIK loaned stadium for long-term from AFFA.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Два стадиона поменяли названия. www.azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ fussballtempel
  3. ^ "Shafa - Olimpija Ljubljana". UEFA.com. 
  4. ^ "France end Asian domination". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°24′40″N 49°53′52″E / 40.4109862°N 49.897711°E / 40.4109862; 49.897711