19 Eylül Stadyumu
|760 (Away section)|
|Clubs||Orduspor Kulübü 1967|
|Address||Selimiye Mh., 52100 Ordu, Ordu Province, Turkey|
Description: 19 Eylül Stadyumu
Main stadium of this Black Sea coastal city bears the names after the visit of the great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, back on September 19 1924.
It's located in the strict centre and has been a football-athletic stadium from the very beginning. Initial capacity of the concrete stands stood at 15,000, but with conversion to all-seater mode it decreased significantly.
Currently two stands are covered, both along the pitch. Last major renovation from 2011 saw the eastern side covered and floodlights installed, allowing the ground to meet UEFA's requirements.
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: 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.
Turkey: Political protests inside stadiums banned
With Turkish supporters loudly reminding prime minister Erdogan of civil liberties, the government prepared a set of measures to stifle them. All under the slogan of counter-terrorism.
New stadiums: Ordu, Istanbul and Antalya
One stadium awaits replacement, while two others are just a year old. Turkey is changing so rapidly in terms of sports infrastructure. We'll keep visiting this country from time to time, hopefully!