About the stadium
“Astana Arena” – the stadium in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan with a capacity of 30,000 spectators. One of six such facilities in the world with a movable roof system size of 10 000 sq.m. Arena 30 000 seats conceived as a large amphitheater with a two-tier structure: the lower terrace of 16 000 seats, surrounding the playing field, and the top position of the 14 000 seats, hanging on the western and eastern sides. Everywhere provided an unobstructed view of the field. Sliding roof of the stadium. The stadium has an artificial field and all the infrastructure facilities that are adapted to the matches of world-class sporting and cultural events. History Stadium The stadium was opened on July 3, 2009. In the first match in the history of the stadium that day met “Locomotive” (Astana club) and the youth national team of Kazakhstan. The match refereed famous Italian referee PerluidzhiKollina. The symbolic first strike on the ball for his whistle struck Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In both teams, in addition to their regular players were invited by two “stars”: in the youth national team of Kazakhstan – defender of Georgia and of the Italian “Milan” KahaKaladze and striker Andriy Shevchenko, and in the “Locomotive” – the famous Turkish Hasan Sas and players HakanShukyur. October 14, 2009 the stadium hosted the first official match of the national teams: in the framework of the qualifying tournament of the 2010 World Championship team of Kazakhstan met with the Croatian national team. 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 held annually Cup finals of Kazakhstan Cup Kazakhstan Supercup jokes, international matches and matches of national importance. Day of the First President in 2012 was held in the arena of the capital’s stadium. One of the major events held at the stadium is the opening ceremony of the Winter Asian Games in 2011.