Baku, March 3 AZERTAC
Participants of the meeting of the News Agencies World Council (NACO) and a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of Azerbaijan State Information Agency AZERTAC have visited Baku Olympic Stadium and Athletes Village.
The delegation was informed that the foundation stone for the Baku Olympic Stadium was laid in June, 2011. Work is continuing rapidly and with high quality in the Olympic Stadium. The main part of the construction works on the project has been over. All conditions have been created here.
The 68,000-seat Baku Olympic Stadium is built in a modern architectural style and occupies a special place among similar facilities. The stadium will have stands with different functions, running tracks and other infrastructure. The six-storey stadium occupies an area of 50 hectares. The facility will consist of the main and auxiliary stadiums, an auxiliary building, as well as sections for VIP, CIP, media and disabled spectators. The pitch will have four entrance gates, while the stands will have 26 gates. Taking into account that in accordance with Olympic norms people come to the stadium on foot or by public transport a 3,103-capacity car park is being built on the territory.
The delegation also visited Athletes village in Baku.
The Athletes Village is located in the north-west part of Baku, a short walk from the National Stadium and National Gymnastics Arena. The AVL provides athletes and team officials with a residential environment that is secure, comfortable, friendly and stress-free; a “home away from home”, which enables residents to focus on preparation and competition. Athletes and team officials will be accommodated in 13 newly constructed permanent buildings, ranging in height from 8 to 13 levels. The buildings contain apartments with 6 or 8 beds.
The participants had been presented the keepsakes.