İzmir Atatürk Stadium

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İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu
İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu.jpg
Full name İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu
Location İzmir
Built 1964 [1]
Opened 1971 [2]
Renovated 2005
Surface Grass [2]
Architect Harbi Hotan
Capacity 70,000
63,000
58,008
54,960

51,295 (2005–present)[2]
Record attendance 68,034 (Turkey-Malta, 31 October 1976)
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m [2]
Tenants
Göztepe SK
Turkish Cup Final (2006), (2007)
Mediterranean Games (1971)
Summer Universiade (2005)

İzmir Atatürk Stadium (Turkish: İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu) is a multi-purpose stadium in İzmir, Turkey.[2] It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 51,295 people.[2] It was built in 1964,[1] and most recently refurbished in 2005. İzmir football teams Karşıyaka S.K. and Göztepe A.Ş. occasionally use the stadium for high attendance matches.

The stadium hosted the 1971 Mediterranean Games and the 2005 Summer Universiade. The stadium also hosted the Fortis Turkey Cup Final in 2009 in which Beşiktaş beat Fenerbahçe 4-2 to win the cup for the 8th time.

The stadium was named after the Turkish statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Singer Michael Jackson was originally scheduled to perform there during his Dangerous World Tour on 7 October 1992, but this concert was cancelled due to his serious throat infection problems.[3]

Records[edit]

Attendance Records
Rank Attendance Date Game
1 68,034 31 October 1976 TurkeyMalta
2 67,696 16 May 1981 Karşıyaka SKGöztepe S.K.[A]
3 66,701 21 January 1973 Galatasaray SKFenerbahçe SK
4 62,200 30 January 1989 Altay SKFenerbahçe SK
5 61,810 24 August 1994 Galatasaray SKFC Avenir Beggen
6 59,406 15 November 1987 Altay SKGalatasaray SK

A. ^ The official attendance was reported as 67,696, but the actual figure is believed to be anywhere between 80,000 and 85,000.

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Coordinates: 38°26′5.50″N 27°10′40.33″E / 38.4348611°N 27.1778694°E / 38.4348611; 27.1778694

Preceded by
Atatürk Olympic Stadium
2005
Host of the Turkish Cup Final
İzmir Atatürk Stadium

2006 & 2007
Succeeded by
Bursa Atatürk Stadium
2008
Preceded by
Bursa Atatürk Stadium
2008
Host of the Turkish Cup Final
İzmir Atatürk Stadium

2009
Succeeded by
Şanlıurfa GAP Arena
2010
Preceded by
Tunis
1967
Host of the 1971 Mediterranean Games
İzmir Atatürk Stadium

1971
Succeeded by
Algiers
1975
Preceded by
Daegu Stadium
Daegu
Summer Universiade
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2005
Succeeded by
Rajamangala Stadium
Bangkok