Saryarka Velodrome

The Saryarka Velodrome (Kazakh: Сарыарқа велотрегі, Saryarqa velotregi; Russian: Велотрек Сарыарка) is an indoor cycle-racing track or velodrome that is located in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Constructed in the shape of a racer's helmet, the velodrome is a unique sports complex that not only houses a cycling track, but its 58,000 metre square surface area also contains a sports courts, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a basketball court, an ice rink, as well as conference halls, a restaurant and a hotel. It is mainly used for cycling and basketball.

Saryarka Velodrome
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Location45A, Qabanbay Batyr ave.
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Coordinates51°6′17″N 71°24′18″E / 51.10472°N 71.40500°E / 51.10472; 71.40500Coordinates: 51°6′17″N 71°24′18″E / 51.10472°N 71.40500°E / 51.10472; 71.40500
CapacityCycling: 9,270
Basketball: 10,000
SurfaceSiberian Pine
Construction
Built2009–2011
Opened2011
ArchitectVelotrack GmbH
Tenants
BC Astana (VTB United League) (2012–present)
Astana Pro Team
(UCI World Tour) (2011–present)
Website
www.velotrek.kz
Interior during a basketball game

The seating capacity of the arena for cycling events is 9,270,[1][2] being able to use only the permanent tiers of seating. Additional temporary tiers of seating can be added around the court area for basketball games, bringing capacity to 10,000.

HistoryEdit

The track hosted the opening round of the 2011–12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in November 2011.[3] The arena was used during the 2011 Asian Winter Games for short track speed skating. It is the home arena of the VTB United League professional basketball club BC Astana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Astana Basketball Club Home arena: Saryarka Cycle Track (9270 viewers).
  2. ^ Home Arena: "The Republican cycle track" Sary-Arka" (9270 spectators).
  3. ^ "Preview: 2011 UCI Track World Cup Round 1". British Cycling. October 27, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Saryarka Velodrome at Wikimedia Commons