Turks are among the states which can be keen on football stadiums. They strive never to miss any match of their preferred teams, and also are avid fans. It’s by no means sudden, that at Istanbul you will find many stadiums, and the vast majority of them correspond to the standards of their IOC. The most famous stadiums of all Istanbul are Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Besiktas Inonu Stadium, along with Ali Sami Yen Stadium.Besiktas Inonu Stadium.
The project of this stadium was elaborated by an Italian architect Paolo Vietti Violi. It was started in Besiktas district in 1947, and had 16,000 seats. Then its name was the Mithat-pasha (the drafter of the very first Turkish Constitution) stadium, and Ismet Inonu, the singer of Ataturk and the next presdient of the Turkish Republic engaged at the opening ceremony. In 1973 the arena got its new name in honor of Ismet Inonu, and till now it’s called Besiktas Inonu Stadium.
Instead of this structure is very suitable: the arena was constructed on the spot of this Dolmabahce palace stables, near the Bosporus. It is, probably, the only football stadium, where both parts of the planet – Europe and Asia – are all seen from. Furthermore, magnificent views of the Dolmabahce palace and mosque, and the Bosporus open by the upper grandstands of the stadium. After being rebuilt in 2004 in accordance with the standards of the UEFA, the stadium got the highest category e-lite.
From the future there will soon be yet another renovation, even when the arena will nearly completely be dragged , and also a new stadium, together with 42,000 seats and translucent slip roof, will be built. Only one grandstand will be restored and preserved – Eski Acik – because of it really is the architectural monument. Moreover, architects intend to construct nearby the stadium a 5star hotel, congress-center, shopping mall, and parking location.
This stadium is the host field of the Besiktas football team, but different clubs as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce played here.
Ali Sami Yen Stadium
This stadium, which hosts Galatasaray soccer club, was opened in 1964. It was named after the founder of the team and their very first president Ali Sami Yen, who later became the President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey. However, Ali Sami Yen Stadium remains a Spot, where Galatasaray won Barcelona, Real, Manchester United, Fenerbahce, and Besiktas.
The unofficial name of Galatasaray players is Lions, and their fans name the stadium Cennehem (hell). Nowadays, Galatasaray meet their opponents with the motto Cennehem Hosgeldiniz, meaning Wel Come To The Hell.
The Ali Sami Yen Stadium is in Sisli district, near the Road, which Contributes to the Bosporus bridge. In 2007 Galatasaray started the construction in these new football stadium named Turk Telekom Arena. Aside from the stadium with 58,000 seats, there’ll soon be built a covered sports hall with 15,000 seats, subway station, shopping center, and parking area.