"I remember, during the building process of Baku Olympic Stadium, some ideas were voiced that we do not need such a big arena, we have 30,000 stadiums and other stadiums named after Tofig Bahramov, and this arena will never run out. However, today it is shown that more than 60,000 spectators came to the games of "Garabagh". Today, the Baku Olympic Stadium is one of the world's number one Olympic stadiums. It is no coincidence that the final meeting of the UEFA Europa League will be held in this stadium in a few years. At the same time, several matches of the European Championship will be held at this stadium",- the head of state said.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev said at the ceremony dedicated to the 2017 sports results.