ASK Arena

Capacity8 125
Country Azerbaijan
ClubsKeşlə FK
Other names Şəfa Stadium (2001-2014), Inter Arena (2014-2018)
Inauguration 2001
Construction 2000-2001
Renovations 2008-2013
Kost $ 4.5 million
Address Heydar Aliyev Ave 5, Baku 1000, Azerbaijan


ASK Arena – stadium description

Commonly known as Inter Arena, the stadium lies along one of Baku's most prominent avenues, the Heydar Aliyev Prospekt, within walking distance from the large Olympic Stadium. It was built by the domestic FA in 2001 as home for Şəfa and Inter (the latter later renamed to Keşlə) and functioned as Şəfa Stadionu during its early years.

This compact venue has three grandstands with south-east end left open. Initially all corners were empty, however between 2008 and 2013 they were filled with anciliary buildings. One of them, in the northern corner, is a hotel. Behind the south-east goal you can find two training fields and tennis courts, among other facilities.

The ground was opened in 2001 with a UEFA Cup qualifier. Since then it has hosted a wide array of domestic and international fixtures, including the U17 Women's World Cup in 2012. Aside from football every year the stadium hosts open-air events, including an American Independence Day picnic on July 4.

Because Şəfa was dissolved in 2006, the stadium was eventually taken over by Inter and renamed to Inter Arena. However, in 2018 it was sold to the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation (Azərbaycan Sənaye Korporasiyasının – ASK) which prompted one more name change.



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