Bursa Atatürk Stadyumu – until 2016
|Bursaspor Tesileri, Vakifkoy, Bursa
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: Last game in the “crocodile nest”
On Sunday supporters of Bursaspor witnessed their last game at the dated Atatürk Stadyumu. Some of them took their seats home as souvenirs before they move to Timsah Arena in January.
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: The (so far) headless crocodile
Bursa mayor officially confirmed that Timsah Arena is ready. But wait, the “Crocodile Arena” is still missing its crucial part: the head.
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.
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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.
Turkey: Galatasaray’s last laugh after scalping scandal
Bursaspor demanded outrageous amounts of money from Istanbul supporters, but the unfriendly hosts are now in despair, while visitors celebrate. Galatasaray won and will now honor those who actually paid 800 lira per ticket.
Turkey: Away section for €270!
No, it’s not the Champions League final or a VIP invitation. This is the price Bursaspor set for Galatasaray following for the most obscure section of Bursa Atatürk Stadyumu for tomorrow’s semifinal of the Turkish Cup.