Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadyumu – until 2018
|70 (VIP seats)|
|88 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||Gençlerbirliği ASK, MKE Ankaragücü SK, BB Ankaraspor Klub|
|Address||G.M.K. Bulvari 75 b, Maltepe, Ankara|
Turkey: Construction of Ankara Stadyumu begins!
Construction of a new stadium has just begun in the Turkish capital, on the site of Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadyumu, which was demolished in 2018. The venue was originally planned to have a capacity of 55,000 spectators. However, the project has been skimmed and the arena will ultimately be able to accommodate "only" 45,000 people.
Turkey: Standing legalised across all leagues
After years of the all-seater rule, Turkey has moved towards a more open approach. Following legal changes from 2019 and early 2020 stadia can now function also without individual seats in some areas.
Turkey: Passolig to stay, even if limited
In the second verdict regarding supporters’ application against the Passolig card system Ankara’s consumer court had a less positive decision for fans than they expected.
Turkey: Supporters win against Passolig!
Neither Italian, nor Polish fans enjoyed similar success in their fight against fan ID cards. But in Turkey this week the Supreme Court ruled that the Passolig system is not legal and should be waived.
Turkey: Fans not letting go, stadiums still empty
TV cameras aren’t showing the stands too much anymore, because there’s nothing to show. Stadiums are half-empty at best, while supporters took their case to the Supreme Court.
Turkey: Empty stadiums, fans in court
Beşiktaş drew only about 2,000 people to the country’s largest stadium. Galatasaray witnessed a 9,000 turnout. Numbers sound worse in smaller clubs. Meanwhile fans challenge the new fan ID cards in court.
Turkey: Court suspends controversial fan cards
Italian or Polish football fans never heard this kind of good news, but in Turkey things seem more positive. The 16th Court of Ankara ruled to suspend Passolig, the system forcing each supporter to provide sensitive data to get inside any stadium within two top leagues.
Turkey: Supporters protest new fan cards
Just like the Italian “Tessera del Tifoso”, new Turkish Passolig card causes huge controversies. Fans across the country boycott games and take into the streets.