İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu
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Description: İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu
When opened in 1971, it was the most modern and largest stadium in Turkey, falling after openings of Istanbul's newest stadia. Still, with its 8-lane track it remains second largest as an athletic venue.
Massive concrete stands used to hold large crowds during many events, to name just the 2005 Universiade. In its early years it was also frequent home of Turkish national side, who later started playing at other major and more modern locations, returning to Izmir rarely.
Record crowds were those during local ties, however, most importantly the derby between Göztepe and Karsiyaka, who are the most regular tenants here. Also choosing to host some fixtures here are Altay SK and Izmirspor.
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