İskenderun Şehir Stadyumu
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İskenderun Şehir Stadyumu – design description
When will the new stadium in İskenderun be built?
Renderings of the new stadium in İskenderun were created in 2021 and the tender procedure for the construction started in the spring of 2022. Due to the overly expensive prices offered by the companies, the first attempts to select a contractor failed, but this is certainly not the end of the effort to build a new facility, especially since the demolition of the old 5 Temmuz Stadyum has already started in 2022. It is estimated that 12 to 15 months will be needed to build the stadium. The construction will be financed with public funds.
What will the new stadium in İskenderun be like?
The new stadium is to be built on the campus of the technical university, not far from the old facility, which in turn is planned to be replaced by a park. The stadium will have a football-specific layout, without an athletics track. Single-tier stands will surround the pitch on all sides and will be able to accommodate 12,600 spectators, with the possibility of easily adding an additional 6,000 seats. The roof above the stands will be equipped with floodlights.
Despite the football layout of the stands, the facility will be built on an oval plan, and the shape of the roof and facade, which will slope down in the areas behind the goals, will give it an interesting, dynamic form. The upper part of the exterior will be formed by five rings that will wrap around the perimeter of the facility, while the lower part of the façade will be glazed.