Kadir Has Stadium

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Kayseri Kadir Has Şehir Stadyumu

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Full name Kadir Has Stadyumu
Location Kayseri, Turkey
Coordinates 38°44′14″N 35°25′23″E / 38.73722°N 35.42306°E / 38.73722; 35.42306Coordinates: 38°44′14″N 35°25′23″E / 38.73722°N 35.42306°E / 38.73722; 35.42306
Owner Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality
Executive suites 52
Capacity 32,864[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 08 March 2009
Construction cost Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 68 million (approx. 28 million)
Architect Ofiss Mimarca
Tenants
Kayserispor
Kayseri Erciyesspor

Kadir Has Stadium (Turkish: Kadir Has Stadyumu), is a multi-purpose stadium in Kayseri, Turkey. It is part of complex of sports venues that are on the outskirts of the city, as part of the Atatürk Sports Complex. It effectively replaces the ageing Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, which has been in use since the early 1960s.

It was opened with the Kayserispor match against Fenerbahçe on 8 March 2009. It is primary used for football matches and hosts the homes matches of Kayserispor and Kayseri Erciyesspor. The stadium has a capacity of 32,864 people (all-seated) and is totally covered.[2]

It is one of the most modern stadiums in Turkey, and offers a number of restaurants, cafes, and VIP areas for fans. Two brand-new shopping centres will also be located nearby, as will a car park with a capacity of 1785 cars.[3]

The light rail system of Kayseri, Kayseray, passes close to the stadium complex, allowing travelling supporters to reach the new site with ease.

The stadium hosted its first international match when Turkey played Estonia in a 2010 World Cup Qualifier on September 5, 2009. Kadir Has Stadium is one of the 8 host stadiums of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, The stadium hosted the opening ceremony followed by the opening match between Cuba versus the Republic of Korea.

Renovation[edit]

For 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup the Kayseri Kadir Has Stadium was renovated to meet regulations and requirements of UEFA. The c-values have been improved to a minimum c=90 for all seats. Furthermore the VIP hospitality area has been extended, media facilities have been brought up to date, and public restroom facilities improved.[4]

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