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Baku is getting ready to host Euro 2020. The Azerbaijan-based venue has recently started hosting more major events, such as the 2019 Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal. Now it’s time for the European Championship: four matches will be played in Baku during the European event.
🇦🇿 Baku: Azerbaijan’s Stadium for Euro 2020
Baku and the Euro – the beginning of a love story
The Olympic stadium in Baku is brand new and will host Euro matches for the first time. Four matches are scheduled.
- Euro 2020: Three group matches + one quarter-final
History of Baku’s Olympic Stadium
- This will be the first time that Baku will host matches in a Euro championship.
- It held the European Games in 2015.
All About the Stadium
The stadium is located near the shores of Lake Boyuskhor and is part of an Olympic village complex with training facilities and accommodation.
The country’s president attended the groundbreaking ceremony on 6th June 2011 to mark the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani football.
The stadium has a capacity of 69,870 and is a 650,000 square metre site located 12 kilometres from the city centre of Baku.
Baku Stadium in Figures
- Capacity: 69,870 seats
- Opened on 6th March 2015, it has a six-story structure that is 65 metres high.
- This is the home of the Azerbaijani national team
Baku Weather: Live
One factor for the teams to consider is the weather in the stadium where they will be playing. With an average temperature of between 24° and 32° C, it will be warm at this time of year.
📅 Baku’s Euro 2020–2021 Match Schedule
Four matches are scheduled in Baku. Three group matches and a quarter-final.
The three matches are for Group A, which consists of Italy, Switzerland, Wales and Turkey. Italy will be playing at home, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
|Group Matches in Baku||Date|
|🏴 Wales – 🇨🇭 Switzerland||12th June 2021, at 5:00 p.m. (local time)|
|🇹🇷 Turkey – 🏴 Wales||16th June 2021, at 6 p.m.|
|🇨🇭 Switzerland – 🇹🇷 Turkey||20th June 2021, at 6 p.m.|
|Final Phase match in Baku||Date|
|Quarter-final 3||3rd July 2021, at 8 p.m.|
Host cities need to be able to accommodate up to 30% of the stadium’s capacity. Baku has agreed to accept 50% of the spectators.