|Kazlıçeşme Mh., 34020 Zeytinburnu / Istanbul Province, Turkey
Zeytinburnu Stadyumu – stadium description
Apart from the ‘big three’ clubs from Istanbul, this stadium is among the major stadia in Turkey’s largest metropolis. Since 1984 it’s been constantly used by Zeytinburnuspor, a significant district club.
The stadium lies in South-western Istanbul, just outside the Walls of Constantinople. It has three stands with the last, southern end open for the Sea of Marmara.
Apart from football games it’s been host to series of cultural events, like concerts or festivals.
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: 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: Rize and trio from Istanbul
A new portion of Turkish stadiums just landed. Three of them are of less known Istanbul district clubs, one of which is currently chasing the Galata/Fener/Besiktas ‘big three’ in the league. Two others… aren’t, but we still find them really charming!