Turk Telekom Arena

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Türk Telekom Arena
Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi (during UEFA-organised games)
Galatasaray Arena North-West Corner.jpg
Interior view
Full nameAli Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi
Türk Telekom Arena
LocationŞişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°6′10.33″N 28°59′25.51″E / 41.1028694°N 28.9904194°E / 41.1028694; 28.9904194Coordinates: 41°6′10.33″N 28°59′25.51″E / 41.1028694°N 28.9904194°E / 41.1028694; 28.9904194
OwnerGalatasaray S.K.
OperatorAnschutz Entertainment Group
Executive suites213
(157 built)
(29 u/c)
(27 proposed)
Capacity52,652 (all seater)
70,000 (concerts)
Field size105m x 68m
Started13 December 2007
Opened15 January 2011
Construction cost$ 250 million
Architect'asp' architekten Stuttgart
General contractorVaryap-Uzunlar
Galatasaray S.K.
Turk Telekom Arena

Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi - Türk Telekom Arena is a new multi-purpose stadium in the Şişli district of Istanbul, Turkey. It became the new home ground for Galatasaray S.K. in 2011, replacing the old Ali Sami Yen Stadium. The stadium has an all seated capacity of 52,652.

Dimensions[change | change source]

  • Stadium: 195,000 m² - 228m x 190m x 70m
  • Playing level: 120 m x 83 m
  • Gross grass area: 111 m x 72 m
  • Playing field: 105 m x 68 m

Construction[change | change source]

  • Total concrete used during stadium construction: 190,000 m³
  • Total steel used during stadium construction: 35,000 tonnes
  • Total steel used for the roof: 5,500 tonnes