Located in Astana, Kazakhstan, Astana Arena an iconic stadium was designed by Tabanlioglu. The stadium, designed on an elliptic form, is constructed on a 232,485 m² (330m x 704.5m) rectangular site. The design introduces innovative solutions adopting high technology principles for operational management, interaction with the environment and especially with harsh climatic conditions of the geography.
The 30,000 seating capacity arena is as a large amphitheatre with a two-tiered structure, lower terrace, accommodating 16,000 seats, encircles the playing area while the upper stand on the east and west sides seats 14,000 spectators. All spectators are seated and have a clear sight line with an unobstructed view of the field of play. The playing surface is covered in high quality grass surface specified to meet FIFA and UEFA criteria.