Tofiq Bakhramov Stadium, Baku

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  • This is the second largest stadium of Baku with 31,000 seating capacity. Before the Baku Olympic Stadium was built this was the main stadium of Azerbaijan and it was used for different purposes. It... 
    This is the second largest stadium of Baku with 31,000 seating capacity. Before the Baku Olympic Stadium was built this was the main stadium of Azerbaijan and it was used for different purposes. It...  more »
  • Good for footbal matches and concerts. Was recently rennovated. There is a lack of organized Food and Beverage concessions around the stadium during events. 
    Good for footbal matches and concerts. Was recently rennovated. There is a lack of organized Food and Beverage concessions around the stadium during events.  more »
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  • The Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium was built in 1951. Its construction started before World War II in 1939, but was suspended. When its construction resumed, it was finished by German prisoners of war. Initially the stadium was named after Joseph Stalin and built in form of C (Cyrillic: Cтaлин). After the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956 it was renamed after Vladimir Lenin as a part of de-Stalinization. In 1993, the stadium was named after the famous football referee Tofiq Bahramov who died in the same year. In 2011, the Presidential Reserve Fund of the State Budget of Azerbaijan for 2011 allocated $10 million for capital repairs and reconstruction of the stadium as it could be used as potential venue for Eurovision Song Contest 2012.During a reconstruction process, the number of seats were increased from 29870 to 31200 and the grass cover football stadium was properly renewed according to FİFA standarts. In addition, the projectors which were used to light the stadium were also renewed with innovative and modern technologies. President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Tofig Bahramov Republican Stadium after major overhaul and reconstruction on 16 August 2012. The stadium was one of the venues for the group stages of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. One Group A match, a semi-final and the final were played there.
  • Second largest stadium in Azerbaijan. 31,200 seats. Served as the home ground for the Azerbaijan national football team until moved to the Baku Olympic Stadium.

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