Kuşadası Belediyesi Özer Türk Stadyumu
|Kadınlardenizi Mh., 09400 Kusadasi/Aydın Province, Turkey
Özer Türk Stadyumu – stadium description
The stadium in Kusadasi, on Turkey’s west coast, was opened with one stand based on natural land slope, partially covered. Over time the roof sheet was removed.
In turn a new main grandstand was opened in 1990s, when the club managed to win first ever promotion to 2nd tier of domestic football. The concrete structure accommodates players, is fully covered and equipped with seats. However, as Kusadasispor fell severely to amateur level instead of advancing further, no more works were carried out.
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.