Maltepe Hasan Polat Stadyumu
|Renovations||2001-2005 (new stadium)|
|Address||Yalı, 34844 İstanbul, Turkey|
Hasan Polat Stadyumu – stadium description
Original the stadium in eastern Maltepe district was built along the Marmara Sea back in 1985. Despite very thick urban fabric in the area it was relocated. Instead, in 2001 construction of new stands began on the constrained plot. By 2005 the stands were ready, though covered some time later.
Currently the building’s name honours Hasan Polat, late president of the Turkish Football Federation and former players of Gençlerbirliği.
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.