Sinan Erdem Dome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sinan Erdem Spor Salonu
Sinan Erdem Spor Salonu.jpg
Location BakırköyIstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 40°59′18.78″N 28°51′14.15″E / 40.9885500°N 28.8539306°E / 40.9885500; 28.8539306Coordinates: 40°59′18.78″N 28°51′14.15″E / 40.9885500°N 28.8539306°E / 40.9885500; 28.8539306
Owner Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality - Spor A.Ş.
Capacity Concerts: 22,500
Basketball: 16,000[1]
Tennis: 16,457[2]
Opened April 23, 2010; 5 years ago (2010-04-23)
Construction cost 22 million – original construction cost (2003)
$ 47 million – remodel construction cost (2010)[1]
($50.8 million in 2015 dollars[3])
Turkey national basketball team (2010–present)
Fenerbahçe Ülker (2010–2012)
Anadolu Efes (2010–2012)
Sinan Erdem Dome is located in Istanbul
Sinan Erdem Dome
Location of Sinan Erdem Dome

The Sinan Erdem Dome (Turkish: Sinan Erdem Spor Salonu), formerly known as the Ataköy Dome, is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.

It has a seating capacity of 22,500 for concerts, for the sport of basketball and tennis it has a seating capacity of 16,647[1] people, making it Turkey's largest multi-purpose indoor venue and the third largest in Europe (although it is not the third largest in Europe in capacity for basketball use). The arena is named after Sinan Erdem (1927–2003), who was the President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey from 1989 until his death in 2003.

Structure of the building[edit]

Steel roof structure in a spherical shell form, spanning 112 m × 154 m (367 ft × 505 ft) plan dimensions and with two planar faces at each side overall forms a shuttle like geometry. Main loadbearing supports are 6 reinforced concrete twin columns with an r/c support mass which holds the tail section of the roof form. Head section of the roof is fixed to the existing structure.

Steel trusses have fix supports on top of twin columns. Top and bottom chords are made up of circular hollow sections which forms a triangular shape. Three main trusses and secondary circular girders resting on them build up the skeleton while trapezoidal steel sheet covers and completes the roof system. Steel roof and its supports are separate from tribune structure constituting an independent structure by itself.[4]


Efes hosts its Turkish League and Euroleague matches at the arena since 2010. Fenerbahçe Ülker hosted its matches at the Dome for the 2010–11 season, and the until inauguration of its own arena.

Major events[edit]

For the 2010 FIBA World Championship, most of the 16,000 seats were in temporary stands built on top of the permanent stands. Sinan Erdem Dome will host the 2013 WTA Tour Championships.

WTA Championship 2011
Year Tournament Date
2010 FIBA World Championship 28 August-12 September
2011 WTA Tour Championships 25–30 October
2012 2011–12 Euroleague Final Four[5] 11–13 May
WTA Tour Championships 23–28 October
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) 12–16 December
A panorama of Anadolu Efes S.K. vs Real Madrid match (Euroleague) which was played in Sinan Erdem Sports Hall on 17 February 2011.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Saitama Super Arena
FIBA World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Preceded by
Palau Sant Jordi
Final Four

Succeeded by
The O2 Arena
Preceded by
Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
WTA Year-end Championships

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dubai Sports Complex
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

Succeeded by
Hamad Aquatic Centre