|Cost||TRY 230 mln|
|Construction||24.11.2013 - 11.2016|
|Cost||TRY 230 million|
Akyazi Stadi – design description
The concept was first presented in 2011, sparking controversy. German architects of Stuttgart-based ASP office had previously proposed the very same architectural form for FSV Mainz new stadium, causing accusations of “copy-paste” policy instead of purpose-made design for Trabzon.
However, as the idea hadn't won in Mainz, it was retained and (even if derivative) catches the eye just as it would in Germany. The stadium is to be covered with translucent membrane spanned over steel frames that create a unique, angular form.
At the same time the enclosed form gives fans shelter from sun, rain and high winds from the sea as the ground will be built just meters away from the Black Sea coast. It is to become the heart of Akyazi complex, Trabzon's largest sports/leisure/conference destination built on 795,000 sqm of artificially created land.
Trabzon: Erdoğan to open stadium, first match in 2017
President of Turkey himself will inaugurate the new Trabzonspor stadium this Sunday. As for football, fans need to be more patient.
Turkey: Trabzonspor’s stadium ready in two weeks?
After a year-long delay the last phase of construction is expedited. Already on Nov 21 Trabzonspor might play the first home game in Akyazi, new home outside the city.
Turkey: Crowds attend Trabzonspor's stadium groundbreaking
On Sunday works officially commenced, though in reality the project has been ongoing since 2011. The ceremony was attended by a few thousand people, who watched as Turkish prime minister Erdogan mounts the cornerstone.
New designs: Turkish stadium boom
Two are ready, 18 further (!) are to be delivered within the next couple of years. In total Turkish government hopes to open over 20 new stadiums across the country. And some of them will recover entire spending right after opening.