The Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is used for football matches, it served as the home ground for the Azerbaijan national football team until they moved to the Baku Olympic Stadium. It holds 31,200 seats making it the second largest stadium in the country; the stadium is used by the Azerbaijan Premier League clubs in the final rounds of European competitions. The Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium was built in 1951, its construction was suspended. When its construction resumed, it was finished by German prisoners of war; the stadium was named after Joseph Stalin and built in form of C. After the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956 it was renamed after Vladimir Lenin as a part of de-Stalinization. In 1993, the stadium was named after the famous football referee Tofiq Bahramov who died in the same year. In 2011, the Presidential Reserve Fund of the State Budget of Azerbaijan for 2011 allocated $10 million for capital repairs and reconstruction of the stadium as it could be used as potential venue for Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
During a reconstruction process, the number of seats were increased from 29870 to 31200 and the grass cover football stadium was properly renewed according to FİFA standarts. In addition, the projectors which were used to light the stadium were renewed with innovative and modern technologies. President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Tofig Bahramov Republican Stadium after major overhaul and reconstruction on 16 August 2012; the stadium was one of the venues for the group stages of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. One Group A match, a semi-final and the final were played there; the athletics competitions of the European Youth Olympic Festival was held at the stadium between July 22 and 27, 2019. The stadium hosted archery at 2015 European Games. Aside from sporting uses, several concerts have been played at Tofiq Bahramov, with such big names as Shakira, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Tarkan playing. List of football stadiums in Azerbaijan Baku Olympic Stadium Tofiq Bahramov
St Lucia is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Australia. St Lucia ia 6 kilometres southwest of the Brisbane CBD; the suburb sits on a peninsula, bounded on the north and south by a bend in the Brisbane River. The eastern third of the suburb is occupied by the main campus of The University of Queensland; the flat area on the northern side is medium to high density residential including numerous high-rise apartments on the river-front. The more hilly area in the centre and south is low-density residential; the south-west is occupied by the Saint Lucia golf links. St Lucia is a residential suburb and is regarded as one of the most affluent suburbs in Brisbane. For many years it was the third most expensive suburb behind Ascot; the area was part of Indooroopilly and part of Toowong. Known as Indooroopilly Pocket, for a short time it was called Toowong South and part of the area was hived off as Lang Farm. Sugar plantations were established in the area in the 1860s. William Alexander Wilson, born in St Lucia in the West Indies, purchased the Coldridge Plantation in 1882 and renamed it St Lucia Sugar Plantation.
It was subdivided in 1883 for housing and the name was transferred to the subdivision. Toowong Mixed State School opened on 10 October 1870, it was renamed Indooroopilly State School in 1879 and Indooroopilly Pocket State School in 1888. It was renamed Ironside State School in October 1904 after the neighbouring estate of John Dunmore Lang. St Lucia has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 12 Upland Road: Great Court, University of Queensland 38 Upland Road: Union College 99 Sir Fred Schonnel Drive: Vida and Jayne Lahey's House 396 Swann Road: Langer HouseAlthough never heritage-listed, one of St Lucia's most iconic homes was the so-called The Pink Palace at 272 Swann Rd until it was demolished in 2016. St Lucia is home to a diverse range of individuals; the student population of St Lucia is high in dwellings in the immediate vicinity of the university, but the suburb is home to wealthy professionals and families. Houses and apartments in close proximity to the Brisbane River attract price tags in the millions.
In the 2016 census, St Lucia had a population of 12,574 people, an increase from 11,195 in the 2011 census. The median age of the St Lucia population was 15 years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 8.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.3% of the population. The most notable difference was in the group aged between 15–24 years. 46.2% of people living in St Lucia were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%. 55.1% of people spoke only English at home. The most common response for religion in St Lucia was No Religion, followed by Catholicism %, "Not stated", Islam. In St Lucia, just over half of all households were family households, 21.7% were single person households and 28.3% were group households. The median weekly household income was $1,385, similar to the national median of $1,438; the University of Queensland is the main attraction of St Lucia, with the university, residential colleges covering a large proportion of the suburb.
Several small shopping precincts are located throughout the suburb but otherwise the suburb is residential. St Lucia Golf Links is an 18-hole pay-and-play public golf course located on the corner of Indooroopilly Road and Carawa Street; the golf course is one of Brisbane's oldest and has hosted several Queensland Open and PGA tournaments. The layout suits golfers of all levels. Ironside State School is a government primary school for girls at 2 Hawken Drive. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,086 students with 32 non-teaching staff. There is no secondary school in St Lucia; the nearest secondary school is Indooroopilly State High School. By Bus, St Lucia can be accessed from the western suburbs and Brisbane CBD, with routes terminating at the University of Queensland. There is a NightLink service, a safety initiative which provides buses with security on board all night Fridays and Saturdays; the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, a dedicated bus/pedestrian/bicycle bridge, connects the University with Dutton Park and carries buses from the southern suburbs, CBD and Royal Brisbane Hospital to the Lakes Bus Station on St Lucia campus.
By Ferry, The CityCat stops at two terminals in St Lucia, the Guyatt Park CityCat Terminal and University of Queensland Terminal. By Bicycle, St Lucia has bicycle routes that utilise the residential streets between the University of Queensland and Toowong. By Road, St Lucia has three major thoroughfares; these are Sir Fred Schonell Drive and The Esplanade. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: St Lucia