Though Turkey is among countries brought to a standstill, installation of seats is going forward. Their layout will be unique, seeing red flames created on white background.
It may seem even somewhat ironic, but at a time when Turkey is spending its first days under lockdown, the new stadium in Adana sees construction continue. Meanwhile for many months, when all of the country was prospering, construction was put on hold without explanation.
But we'll take good news where we can find it, these days! Installation of seats began this week at the Adana stadium, first white ones behind one end. Later these will be joined by red ones, dotted around the lower tier.
Looking like a delicate mosaic, in the upper tier the white-red layout will see flames created with seats. A unique design to be sure, however we've already seen many supporters online note one issue: no club colours are included, neither of Adanaspor (orange), nor of Adana Demirspor (blue). There even were open suggestions of painting seats independently once the stadium opens, though such calls are – of course – unofficial.
Seating installation follows preparatory works to install the field. According to the information we were able to find, the stadium will have a hybrid field, now a near-commonplace feature across Turkey.
Construction on the new 33,000-seater has been ongoing since 2014 and was initially expected to end in 2016. However, having suffered from numerous and not entirely explained delays, the stadium is now anticipated to welcome fans for the first time at the start of the 2020/21 season.