SIS Pitches have completed work at the brand new venue, Baku Olympic Stadium – which will be featured in our forthcoming Q2/Summer ’15 edition of PanStadia & Arena Management – ready for the first ever European Olympic Games later in the year.
The SIS Eastern European team in Azerbaijan have built two brand new natural turf pitches; one training pitch and the main stadium pitch at the impressive venue.
Baku Olympic Stadium is to be used for the first European Olympic Games, with the opening ceremony taking place at the venue on 12th June 2015. The Games were designed and are to be regulated by European Olympic Committees (EOC).
The stage is currently being built over the pitch for the opening ceremony, which will see 6,500 athletes and officials in attendance, along with 5,000 volunteers and performers.
The SIS Pitches team will go in afterwards to re-turf the pitch ready for it to be used for the Games from 21st June onwards.
Following on from the Games, the venue will host games for the Azerbaijan national football team, as well as various concerts, and will fulfil FIFA’s and UEFA’s highest technical recommendations and elite stadium obligations for football stadiums.
George Mullan, CEO for SIS Pitches was very pleased to be working on this project, as he explained:
SIS Pitches are continuing to build their portfolio of work in Europe, and our team out there have already completed work in Azerbaijan, as well as Russia, Spain, Turkey and Denmark. It was great to secure this contract, and we were excited to be working on a stadium that will host the European Olympics, as well as many other sporting events.
Following the Games, both pitches will be under 12-month maintenance contracts by the SIS staff in Azerbaijan.
For more information on SIS Pitches work, please visit: www.sispitches.com