Baku 2015 Venues

The Baku Olympic Stadium (STA)

The Baku Olympic Stadium (STA)

The Baku Olympic Stadium is a multi-function venue designed to host football matches and athletic meets. It is located just to the north of the Athletics Village (AVL) and will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the European Games as well as Athletics competition. The stadium will have a capacity of 68,195. Within the stadium precinct there are also warm up and training facilities for athletes that include seating for up to 21,915 spectators and parklands.

Venue Facts

  • 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
  • Opening Ceremony will see the venue at capacity including 6500 Athletes and Officials, as well as a cast of over 5000 volunteer and headline performers
  • Athletes teams will compete over two days at the venue on June 21-22

Competitions will be held

  • Opening ceremony – 12 June
  • Athletics – 21-22 June
  • Closing ceremony – 28 June