The 16th editions of the European Championships will get underway on 11th June and will se a total of 24 counties fight it out for European Cup glory. And for the first time in the 61-year history of the tournament, the European Championships does not have a host nation in particular but instead has 11 host venues in which the tournament will be staged.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the tournament to be postponed last year and later caused two of the original host cities, Dublin and Bilbao, to give up their fixtures. A total of 11 cities across 11 nations will play host to the tournament this year. We take a look at one of the EURO 2020 venues here the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan.
Baku Olympic Stadium Details – EURO 2020 Venues
The foundation of the Baku Olympic Stadium was done in 2011, and was originally made to mark the 100-year celebration of the football in Azerbaijan. The construction finally finished in 2015 and it became the biggest stadium in Azerbaijan with a capacity of around 69,000.
The stadium belongs to the national football team of Azerbaijan and it has already staged 3 International games for the national side in its short history. A total of 4 games have been allotted to the venue in the European Championships this summer with Turkey playing 2 of their games here. A quarter final match will also be held at the venue which was also the venue for the 2019 UEFA Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal.
The ground has also seen a number of Champions League and other Europa League matches played by Azerbaijani club Qarabag in 2017 and 2018. The government have decided to cap off spectators at 50 percent of the total capacity for matches this summer.
Normal capacity: 69,000
Number of Matches to be held– 4
Capacity for the Euros Group Stages and Round of 16: 31,000
Matches slated to be held at Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan
|12 June 2021||Group A||15:00||Wales vs Switzerland|
|16 June 2021||Group A||18:00||Turkey vs Wales|
|20 June 2021||Group A||18:00||Switzerland vs Turkey|
|3 July 2021||Quarter-Final||21:00||TBD vs TBD|