Tashkent, December 30, 2020: The Hockey Stadium Project in Tashkent was inaugurated today. This stadium will be the official venue for the 2025 Youth Asian Games. This project would be under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports, Uzbekistan, the National Olympic Committee, Asian Hockey Federation and Uzbekistan Hockey Federation and will be completed by 2021.
The inauguration included the groundbreaking ceremony of the new pitch.
The first venue for a pitch for the Youth Asian Games 2025 has been decided in line with the vision 2025 of the President of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This event marks the completion of the first milestone for the President’s vision.
This stadium will become a High-Performance Center for Uzbekistan, Central Asia, and Asian Hockey.
The inauguration today was led by Chief Executive and General Secretary of Asian Hockey Federation, Dato Tayyab Ikram who was joined by the Minister of Sports Mr. Nabev Dilmurad Khamidullaev, President of the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee Mr. Rustam Shaabdurakhmonov, Izzatbek A.Djuraev Adviser to Mayor of Tashkent, Secretary-General of Uzbekistan NOC & Director of 2025 Youth Asian Games Mr. Oybek Kasimov President Uzbekistan Hockey Federation Mr. Bakhodir Akhmedov, Secretary-General Uzbekistan Hockey Federation Mr. Sunatullah, and Development Manager of Central Asian Region AHF Mr. Zahid Ali.
The venue for the second pitch in Uzbekistan for the Youth Asian Games 2025 is currently under deliberation.
Dato Tayyab Ikram said on the occasion: “We are determined to make this vision a reality. We are striving to bring into action the President’s vision for 2025 through hockey. To achieve this, we have put forward a strong proposal for Polytan to install a pitch here. They have previously donated Uzbekistan a pitch and we would like to see two Polytan pitches installed in the country by 2025. On this matter, we have held meetings with the Minister of Sports Mr. Nabev Dilmurad Khamidullaev, President Olympic Committee Mr. Rustam Shaabdurakhmonov and the Director of 2025 Youth Asian Games Mr. Oybek Kasimov.”
Tomorrow, the Chief Executive and Secretary-General of the Asian Hockey Federation is meeting with the Minister of Sports again to have a one-to-one meeting with him on this matter and to have an elaborate discussion on future planning.