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At the Stadium

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Don't forget to check the requirements for stadium entry before you head to the venue on our COVID-19 guidance page. There may be other documents or items you'll need in addition to your match ticket.


Welcome to Baku Olympic Stadium, host to four EURO 2020 fixtures, including the EURO 2020 third Quarter-final.

This EURO will be a little different, so let's work together to get familiar with Baku Olympic Stadium and still make this tournament one to remember for football.


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Using the Volkswagen EURO 2020 Map on the our official app, you can easily locate the nearest Fan Shop, bag deposit area, or spectator info points closest to your current location in the stadium.

All venues for EURO 2020 will operate a strict no smoking policy. This includes the use of tobacco and vaping products across all areas of the stadium.

🎒 Bag policy and bag deposits

You can only enter the stadium with a bag not bigger than A4. So it's best if you don't bring a bag at all. If you have additional luggage or large items, please check the map above to find a Bag Deposit area nearest you where it can be left during the match. Wristbands will be provided to spectators while storing bags to Bag Deposit. Each wristband will have a dedicated colour and a dedicated number on it.

There are two bag deposits at Baku Olympic Stadium. Storing your bag is free, but keep in mind there may be queues before and after the match.

Check out the Stadium Rules for more information.

❗ Remember, other items such as professional cameras, umbrellas or food and drinks won't be allowed. Best read our Matchday checklist to be prepared and get creative.

🍟 🥤 Food and drinks
  • Food and beverage concessions at Baku Olympic Stadium will open three hours before kick-off and close 10 minutes after half time.
  • Concessions will offer a range of food, including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Drinks include Heineken beer & Coca Cola, sugar-free soft drinks and bottled water. Alcohol will be served in special cups. Remember, you may be asked for identification as alcohol is over 18 in Azerbaijan.
  • Spectators are asked to observe COVID-19 mitigation measures, which will be in place at each concession outlet. This includes distanced queuing and hand sanitation.
🛍️ Merchandise

EURO 2020 Official merchandise will be available around Baku Olympic Stadium.

Please see the map above or use the Volkswagen EURO 2020 Map (app only) to locate the nearest Fan Shop to your entrance.

👕 Pick your favourites amongst a wide range of tournament specific t-shirts, scarves, caps, souvenirs, tournament programmes etc.

💳 Payment will be both cash & cashless. Fan Shops at Baku Olympic Stadium accept all major international cards and only Azerbaijani Manat as cash.

🕑 Opening hours – three hours before kick-off, closing 1 hour after the final whistle. Fan Shops will only be open on matchdays.

🎒 If you purchase any EURO 2020 merchandise, it will not affect your bag allowance. It will be placed in an approved clear plastic bag that you can bring into the stadium with you. For those wanting to avoid carrying extra items on matchday, have your favourite items delivered directly to your door by ordering them at the official EURO 2020 Online Store.

❗ If you are a non-ticket holder who would like merchandise, please don't come to the stadium if you don't have a valid match ticket. Order it online from the comfort of your sofa instead.

👋 Volunteers

The Volkswagen Mobility Makers, part of the EURO 2020 volunteer team, will be there to answer any questions. Don't hesitate to approach them if you need help onsite. They speak English and Azerbaijani.

You can meet them in and around Baku Olympic Stadium, at the Spectator Info Points, and throughout the host city.

They'll help with all services and where to go, including lost and found services.

👁️ Security

To make Baku Olympic Stadium safe for everyone, there are security measures that you may notice when you visit.

We'll all be social distancing, so getting into the stadium may take longer than normal. We're screening everyone before they enter and carrying out bag searches.

Our team of friendly stewards and volunteer staff are all ready to welcome you. They're always on the lookout for anyone who might need help, so don't be surprised if they pop up and say hello.

Security is a team effort.

As well as all of the security measures we have in place, we rely on you to be our extra eyes and ears. When you're on the way to the game and inside the stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn't seem right straight away to a steward. They'll know what to do and get it checked out. By doing this, you're doing your bit for the team and helping to keep everyone safe.

♿ Accessibility

Getting to the stadium & parking

Please check Getting to the stadium content for our recommendations on travelling to Baku Olympic Stadium as a disabled fan.

Accessible seating & tickets

  • There are two different categories of ticket: tickets for wheelchair users and easy access tickets.
  • Easy access tickets are for disabled supporters who do not use a wheelchair but require seating with easy access to accessible amenities.
  • For more information on tickets, visit the Ticket FAQs .

Accessible entry

Our map above shows accessible entrance locations. Please use the entrance indicated on your match ticket.

Getting around

The stadium is fully accessible. There is lift access to all accessible access seating areas. Please don't hesitate to speak to our volunteers onsite if you need help.

Audio Descriptive Commentary

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Facilities

Baku Olympic Stadium has accessible toilets, which are located across all floors. They are all in easy reach from the wheelchair and accessible seating areas. Most concessions at Baku Olympic Stadium also have low-level counters for easy access.

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CAFE is a UEFA FSR partner and recognised across Europe as leading experts in improving access and inclusion for disabled people to take their rightful place across the game.

If you are a disabled fan, check out CAFE's Disabled Spectators Guides for the tournament! Each guide gives detailed access and travel information to all 11 host cities and venues.

Stadium FAQs

😷 COVID-19

I have a question related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 means attending games are a little different, and your safety is our number one priority. For this, we have a detailed COVID-19 guidance section, which you should read thoroughly so you and others enjoy a safe matchday.

🎒 Packing & forbidden items

What should I pack for my matchday?

There are some obvious items to bring with you on matchday, but to be sure, read our matchday checklist for the best advice on what to bring and, importantly, what not to bring to the stadium.

What you bring must fit in a bag/backpack no larger than A4 size.

Umbrellas, professional cameras, food and drink you should leave at home. For further details on prohibited items, you can also check the Stadium rules.

Can I bring any food, alcohol, or water inside the stadium?

Food and drink of any kind cannot be taken into the stadium.

If you need something for medical reasons, you can apply for an exception by contacting the Customer Service team, who'll guide you on obtaining permission to bring items into the stadium. Keep in mind you need to inform them at least three days ahead of your matchday.

Is there a place to store more oversized items like a baby stroller?

Baby strollers can be stored at the Spectator Info Points for free, but keep in mind there's limited space. In addition, you can also leave oversized items at one of the bag deposits at Baku Olympic Stadium.

Can I bring a power bank to charge my phone?

Yes, you can bring a small power bank.

What do I need to enter the stadium apart from my match ticket?

You'll need your match ticket and your medical face mask (we recommend you bring some spare, just in case).

For more information on entry requirements, please check the COVID-19 guidance for Baku, as well as our Matchday checklist.

What if I need to bring something that's not permitted for medical reasons?

You can apply for an exception by contacting the Customer Service team, who'll guide you on obtaining permission to bring items into the stadium.

What props am I allowed to bring? (flags, banners, etc.)

Banners and flags can be up to 2.0 x 1.5 metres. The maximum size of flexible flagpoles is 1m in length and 1cm in diameter. Have a look at the stadium rules for more details.

🏟️ Stadium entry & security

What's the best time to get to the stadium? How many minutes before kick-off is recommended?

You should get to the stadium in time for your dedicated 30-minute entry time slot. These slots have been created to follow social distancing guidelines, and we strongly recommend you follow them for a stress-free arrival.

Planning ahead will save you a lot of time at the stadium and help you arrive within your allocated entry time slot. Use our journey planner on the EURO 2020 app to plan your travel according to the entrance shown on your ticket.

What exactly is the access procedure? For example, will there be metal detectors and/or a body search?

Check out our video here to learn more about what to expect when arriving at the stadium.

Can I leave the stadium once I am inside and re-enter?

No, re-entry is not permitted.

Can I use any entrance to enter the stadium?

Please only use the entrance indicated on your match ticket. Also, make sure you don't miss kick off by arriving on time for your 30-minute entry slot, which is also displayed on your match ticket.

What if I'm late for the match – can I still enter after kick-off?

Yes, gates remain open until the end of the match.

If I find something, where do I report it to?

A Lost & Found service is available at our Spectator Info Points. If you find something that's not yours, you'll receive extra karma points if you take it to one of the info points. If you spot something that doesn't seem right, please don't pick it up but report it to the nearest steward instead.

If you've lose something, head to the Spectator Info Points for help.

Can I smoke inside the stadium? What about e-cigarettes?

No. Smoking is not permitted at Baku Olympic Stadium. This includes the use of e-cigarette products and heat-not-burn tobacco products.

🚻Facilities

Are there any phone charging facilities in the stadium? What if my phone battery dies, and I have my match ticket on there?

Make sure your phone is fully charged before heading to the stadium to not run out of battery. It's also okay to bring a small power bank if you want to be on the safe side.

And don't worry – our team onsite will help you if there's a problem with your mobile tickets. There's also a Ticketing Centre for troubleshooting near the South entrance.

Are there any toilets in the area around the stadium?

Yes. Toilets, including accessible toilets, are available inside the stadium. Have a look at the map above for exact locations.

Does the stadium have a roof? Will I be covered if it rains?

The stadium doesn't have a roof, and it'll not cover you if it rains, but don't worry, the chance of rain in Baku is around 10% during this time of the year. Remember umbrellas are not allowed for EURO 2020 matches, so pack a poncho instead if rain is forecast.

What languages will the information in the stadium be provided in? What languages will staff onsite speak?

All visual and audio announcements, as well as, signages will be in English and Azerbaijani. Staff will also speak English and Azerbaijani as a minimum.

Is there somewhere to store my bike at the stadium?

No, there's not a dedicated bike parking area in Baku Olympic Stadium.

🎫Tickets

Is there a designated location for ticket assistance onsite if I have a problem with my match ticket? If yes, where can I find it?

Yes! A ticketing centre will be operating from 8 hours before kick-off until 1 hour after the match starts. Please see the map above for the exact location.

I have another question concerning my match ticket.

Check out the Ticket FAQs.

🍟 🥤Food and drinks

Can I bring my own food?

Food and drink can't be taken inside the stadium. But there will be plenty of options to choose from once you're inside.

If you have to take something for medical reasons, you need to contact the Customer Service team ahead of your matchday (at least three days before the match).

Can I purchase alcohol in the stadium?

Yes. Baku Olympic Stadium will sell Heineken. Alcohol will only be sold to spectators aged 18 or older, so you may be asked to present a valid ID before being served alcohol.

Does the stadium offer gluten-free or vegan/vegetarian options? Are allergens signposted?

Yes, Baku Olympic Stadium offers vegan and vegetarian options, such as sandwiches.

Allergens are signposted as clearly as possible, but it's best to ask our staff onsite if in doubt.

♿Stadium Accessibility

What if the closest transport hub is very far away from the stadium? What additional services are in place to assist disabled spectators in reaching the stadium?

Have a look at the Accessible stadium travel section on our Getting to the stadium page. We outline the distances between the key transport hubs and the stadium.

If you need help, either at the accessible car park or one of the main transport hubs, please reach out to our volunteers onsite. They will be able to assist and escort you to your sector of the stadium.

Are the accessible viewing areas far from the entrance points? Does the stadium have elevators?

Accessible areas are not far from entrance points. The stadium has elevators.

Are all entrances fully accessible?

All entrances at Baku Olympic Stadium are fully accessible and equipped with lifts.

Are there accessible toilets in the stadium? Are they far away from the seating area?

There are accessible toilets in the stadium, and there are located nearby seating areas.

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