Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan

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In Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan, a 65,000 stadium is under construction that will be the home for the nation’s football team. It’s known as the Baku Olympic Stadium, due to the country’s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The stadium’s design is supposed to evoke the Olympic rings, with the five parts to the fragmented outer shell able to illuminate in the Olympic colors.

The stadium’s interior, designed by Turkish architectural firm Toca, features a curved two tier structure. Though being built to FIFA standards, it of course features a running track for the Olympic bid.

Some of the most striking parts of the complex’s design are actually outside the main stadium itself, particularly the information center: ibet888 asia

Funding for the project comes from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), one of the world’s richest companies. SOCAR is headquartered in Baku, nestled onto the Caspian Sea.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of construction, with completion of Baku’s Olympic Stadium currently anticipated in 2015.

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