Bakcell and AFFA make new decision on “Bakcell Arena”

Baku, May 4, AZERTAC

Bakcell, the first mobile operator and leading mobile internet provider of Azerbaijan and Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) have agreed to prolong the agreement on renaming the stadium located in Nizami district of Baku as “Bakcell Arena”.

Under the new agreement, the stadium will be renamed “Bakcell Arena” during the next year.

The construction of this stadium, with a total area of 22, 500 square meters, started in May 2010, and the arena which complies with all the international standards has opened within a short period of time. In accordance with an agreement signed between Bakcell and AFFA in 2013, the stadium has been modernized and renamed as “Bakcell Arena”. “Bakcell Arena” with a capacity of 11 thousand seats includes general, media and VIP entrances and a total of five sectors. The Arena has family viewing room and 17 VIP skyboxes, four dressing rooms under the stands for teams’ use, as well as conference halls and rooms for media representatives, doping control and etc. There is also a parking for over 300 vehicles.

Many significant projects aimed at development of football in Azerbaijan have been implemented within the frames of partnership between Bakcell and AFFA, foundation of which was laid in 2013. These joint activities have contributed considerably to development of Azerbaijani football in various directions.

After becoming the first telecommunications and broadcasting partner of “Manchester United” football club on the whole CIS region in 2012, Bakcell has further started to work together with AFFA on various large-scale and long term projects and even became the sponsor of Azerbaijani national football team. Within the “Football with Bakcell” project, implemented jointly by Bakcell and AFFA, the “Manchester United Football School” and “Manchester United Summer Football School” opened in Azerbaijan, where young talented players from all over the country had a chance to improve their knowledge and football skills. Moreover, Bakcell became the official sponsor and mobile communications partner of the “UEFA U-17 European Cup 2016”, held in Baku in May 2016, along with many other prestigious sporting events hosted by Azerbaijan.

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