GALATASARAY TO OPEN NEW STADIUM

Turkish football club Galatasaray, will open their new home stadium with a friendly game with Ajax on January 15.

The Turk Telekom Arena has a capacity to hold 52,467 spectators, costing $210 million to build and has a huge parking lot for 4,500 vehicles.

It also features a world-class retractable roof the first of its kind in Turkey.

The new venue will replace the club's previous home, Ali Sami Yen Stadium and will not just host football matches but also other events like concerts and shows.

Posted on 09/01/2011