Istanbul: Worker dies at Vodafone Arena

source:; author: michał

Istanbul: Worker dies at Vodafone Arena One worker died on Jan. 20 at the construction site of the Vodafone Arena, the under-construction new stadium of Istanbul football club Beşiktaş, after he fell from a height of 20 meters.


The club confirmed in a statement on its official website that painter Şahin Aydın had died at the site. It expressed condolences to Aydın’s family and said a full investigation into the incident was under way.

Beşiktaş is in the process of finalizing the construction on the same site of its now-demolished historic İnönü Stadium by the Bosphorus. Throughout the construction process the team has been playing its home matches in several other stadiums across Istanbul.

In July last year two other workers were injured when the steel roof of the under-construction stadium collapsed.