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Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul

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Rising in the Seyrantepe quarter of the Şişli district, which is located on the European side of Istanbul, Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi - Türk Telekom Stadium is the home ground of the Süper Lig club Galatasaray S.K.. The all-seater stadium has the capacity to host 52,223 spectators in football games.Türk Telekom Stadium was the first stadium in Turkey that met the UEFA Euro 2016 requirements during the country's bid to host the European Championship. In 2011, Türk Telekom Stadium was one of the six nominees for the Venue of the Year and New Venue categories of the Stadium Business Awards. Galatasaray SK won the Süper Lig in the first season at Türk Telekom Stadium. Türk Telekom Stadium and Galatasaray SK were mentioned in the first chapter of Tom Clancy's 2012 novel Threat Vector.HistoryFootball was first played in Istanbul by some British players in a field known as Papazın Çayırı in the area that is now the site of Fenerbahçe's Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. With the opening of the Taksim Stadium in 1921, it was this new stadium that became the new football headquarters. In the urban development of 1939, the military barracks in which the Taksim Stadium was located was demolished in 1940. The stadium was thus lost. In this period, Fenerbahçe bought the land encompassing Papazın Çayırı and built the Fenerbahçe Stadium, while the Beşiktaş Club moved into the Şeref Stadium, located in the area where today’s Çırağan Palace Hotel stands. It was Galatasaray that experienced the biggest problem with the use of a stadium in that period.
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  • We’d travelled to Istanbul to watch the Galatasaray vs Besiktas game in March ‘20 only for it to be played behind closed doors. Slightly annoying but we did go to the stadium to have a look. One...  more »
  • My first visit to Turk Telecom Arena and I have to stay I was not disappointed, the Arena Is very big and the atmosphere generated inside can be almost deathening as the Galatasary fans are...  more »
  • I went there twice in 1 week for the GS-FB derby and the game against PSG. Never seen in my entire life this kind of atmosphere, it was unforgettable! Ladies be careful, don't go there with a full...  more »
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  • As one of Turkish superleague's major teams, Galatasaray has got millions of fans, who can make the game difficult for any power in their home stadium. The atmosphere is amazing and the stadium is indeed a beautiful building. Paying a visit to Istanbul, I strongly recommend you check game tables and pay a visit to one of its major stadiums if possible
  • Best atmosphere there ever is. I was lucky to be already a couple of times in the stadium during some critical games. Every time Galatasaray won the game and it was a great atmosphere!!
  • A great stadium with what is probably the world's best atmosphere... not to mention the holder of the guiness record of the loudest crowd roar. If the team is winning you can feel the passion of 50,000 people screaming their lungs out.
  • Best Stadium for Soccer and very wonderful atmospheric there Galatasary 🇹🇷🇹🇷☝️😃
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