F.C. Gabala’s new football facility is located in the mountains of Azerbaijan, midway between Baku and Georgia. Consisting of a state-of-the-art training academy and a 14,000 seat stadium, AFL Architects and the Club aspired to create a world-class football destination and training venue that also reflects the unique character and culture of the Gabala Region. Accommodation within the stadium includes hotel and conferencing facilities, as well as retail and corporate hospitality space. The 9,000 m² training facility incorporates both First and Youth Team facilities, with separate recreation and training suites, and a shared gym, swimming pool and indoor sports hall, in addition to eight external practice pitches.