Yeni Adana Stadyumu
|95 (VIP seats)|
|1,478 (in boxes) (Business seats)|
|120 (Press seats)|
|172 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||Adanaspor, Adana Demirspor|
|Inauguration||19/02/2021 (Adana Demirspor - Altay, 1-2)|
|Cost||TRY 140 million|
|Contractor||Alkatas İnşaat, Ilgazlar İnşaat|
|Address||Çarkıpare mah, Çukurova Ünv., 01790 Sarıçam/Adana, Turkey|
Yeni Adana Stadyumu – stadium description
The stadium was created in the Sarıçam district, 10 kilometres north of Adana city centre. The facility was ordered and built by the Housing Development Board (TOKI). Construction financing came from public funds. The Ministry of Sports was responsible for equipping the stadium.
The construction of Yeni Adana Stadyumu began in 2014 and its completion date was postponed many times. The first one was in 2015, but that was before the construction works started. When they began, the deadline was changed to 2016. In mid-2015, the venue was completed in 25%. This was the reason for an increase in employment at the construction site to finish the facility in 2016.
Unfortunately, it didn't work. Although the entire reinforced concrete structure and the roof clamping ring were ready by the end of 2016, it was still far from complete. A similar story took place in 2017, when the stadium was to be put into use for the 2017/18 season and then in 2018. By October 2018, 90% of the construction had been completed. In fact, they spent the entire year 2018 assembling the roof, which drastically missed the assurances of high employment and a 24-hour work cycle.
Until January 2019, the work progressed only by 7%. The stadium was also not opened for the 2019/2020 season. In March 2020, the installation of the seats began, which lasted until November. Also in 2020, and more specifically in summer, a 105 x 68 m hybrid turf was laid. Ultimately, the facility was completed by the end of 2020.
Yeni Adana Stadyumu was designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape. In the conceptual phase, the slope of the terrain was taken into account, thanks to which the stadium building blended into the surroundings and optically softened its size. The venue, from the façade to the roof, is a lightweight structure, designed with the Mediterranean climate in mind.
The layout of the tribunes is typical for football venues, the two tiers of the stands are separated in the middle by a line of sky boxes and VIP seats. The stadium's roof is oval and extends well beyond the stands. Its skeleton is made of delicate steel ropes covered with a white membrane. The entire structure enables natural air conditioning thanks to uninterrupted air circulation. Additional aesthetic qualities of the building are emphasized by a simple but dynamic facade with numerous perforations.
Yeni Adana Stadyumu is built on a plot of 102,000 square metres and the area of the stadium itself is 43,000 square metres. The building consists of six floors, including two underground ones. The transverse axis of the stadium is 188 metres and the longitudinal axis is 233 metres. The top of the tunnel, where the players enter and exit the pitch, has been painted in the colours of Adanaspor and Adana Demirspor.
The stadium has seating arranged in a mosaic showing flames in blue-navy blue and orange-white. The colours refer to the local clubs that have become the hosts of the facility. In the first case it is about Adana Demirspor and in the second one it is about Adanaspor.
The stadium has a restaurant with an area of 3,218 square metres, canteen, first aid rooms, a prayer room and two relaxation pools. There are access points for spectators with 10 elevators, 2 escalators and 104 turnstiles throughout the stadium. There is a car park for 1,444 cars around the facility.
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