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Astana Arena stadium.

Excursion tour to Astana.

"Architecture: the art of making redundant necessary"

Frederic Kiesler.

Sports facilities of Astana.

"Astana Arena" stadium is located in the city of Astana in the southwestern part of the city between Turan street and Kabanbay batyr opposite the Botanical Garden on the east side of Lake Taldykol. "Astana Arena" stadium in Astana with a capacity of 30,000 spectators.
The stadium was originally, on the official opening day, called Kazhymukan Stadium in honor of the famous wrestler Kazhymukan Munaitpasov. Later, the stadium acquired its current name Astana Arena. The stadium is primarily focused on football, but can easily be adapted for other sports events, including the country's favorite sports - wrestling, judo and boxing.
The arena is conceived as a large amphitheater with a two-level structure, a 15,000-seat lower terrace surrounding the playing field and a 15,000-seat upper position overhanging on the west and east sides. Unobstructed view of the field from anywhere.
The stadium's sliding roof opens and closes completely in 20 minutes. The stadium has an artificial pitch and infrastructure of all premises, adapted to host world-class matches and concerts. The stadium was opened on July 3, 2009. In the first match in the history of the stadium that day, Astana and the youth team of Kazakhstan met.
The match was judged by the famous Italian referee Pierluigi Collina, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev inflicted a symbolic first blow on the ball under his whistle. As part of each of the teams, in addition to their regular players, there were two invited "stars": in the youth team of Kazakhstan - the defender of the Georgian national team and the Italian "Milan" Kakha Kaladze and the forward of the Ukrainian national team Andriy Shevchenko, Turkish footballers Hasan Shash and Hakan Shukur.
On October 14, 2009, an official match of national teams took place at the stadium for the first time: within the qualifying tournament of the 2010 World Cup, the national team of Kazakhstan met with the national team of Croatia.
The match ended in favor of the guests with a score of 2: 1, the decisive goal was scored at the end of the match, in injury time. The stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the 2011 Asian Winter Games and the only award of the MUZ-TV channel that took place not in Moscow.
On June 27, 2017 and June 29, 2019, the show concerts of the world star Dimash Kudaibergen "Bastau" and "Arnau" were held here, which attracted 30 and 40 thousand spectators. 13.5 thousand spectators came to the "Arnau" concert from 65 countries of the world.
In February 2020, glass roof inserts collapsed at the Astana Arena stadium, which could not withstand the multi-ton of snow and ice and eventually crashed into the hallway. Miraculously, none of the people were hurt.
Main characteristics of "Astana-Arena" stadium:
Four stands - North, South, West and East. The size of the field is 105 x 68 meters. The covering is artificial. The seats are plastic. VIP boxes. Press box. Capacious changing rooms - 4. Referee's room. Inspector's room. Hall for press conferences for 120 people. 4 media rooms for 100 people. Room for speakers. 2 modern scoreboards. Lighting that meets UEFA requirements. Gym.
The stadium "Astana-Arena" is one of six similar structures in the world with a movable roof system with dimensions of over 10,000 square meters.
Geographic coordinates of "Astana Arena" stadium in Astana: N51 ° 06'29.35 "E71 ° 24'09.39"

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