Ülker Sports Arena
|Full name||Fenerbahçe Uluslararası Spor Kompleksi|
|Location||Ataşehir, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Owner||Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü|
|Operator||Anschutz Entertainment Group|
13,059 (fan seats)
13,800 (with lounge and VIP areas)
|Acreage||55,000 m2 (590,000 sq ft)|
LED 250 m2 (2,700 sq ft), 28.5 ton
|Opened||25 January 2012|
|Construction cost|| 200 million
USD $ 110 million
EUR € 84 million
|Architect||DDG Ömerler Architecture|
|Fenerbahçe Istanbul (BSL)
Fenerbahçe Istanbul (TWBL)
Fenerbahçe International Sports Complex Ülker Sports Arena (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Uluslararası Spor Kompleksi Ülker Spor Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Ataşehir, Istanbul, Turkey. The arena is owned and operated by Fenerbahçe S.K. The arena has a capacity of 15,000 people for concerts and 13,059 for basketball games, and it has hosted national and international sports events, such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and weightlifting; as well as concerts and congresses.
Structure and features
The arena covers an area of approximately 55,000 m2 (590,000 sq ft), and is one of the major sports arenas in the city of Istanbul. The arena also has fast-food cafeterias and restaurants. It also has 6 locker room areas, 5 additional small locker rooms, 44 lounge areas, VIP seating areas, and a 2,500 capacity hall, which can be used for both training and practice games. Including the lounge and VIP areas, the arena can seat up to 13,800 people for sporting events.
Ülker Sports Arena was inaugurated on 25 January 2012, with the Fenerbahçe Istanbul versus EA7 Emporio Armani game in the Euroleague 2011–12 season's Top 16 stage. Fenerbahçe's small forward Marko Tomas, scored the first points in the arena, with a made 2-point jump shot, during the game against EA7 Emporio Armani. Fenerbahçe S.K.'s basketball teams, Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball and Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball, are currently playing their home games in the arena.
Concerts and events
- April 27, Mister Universe 2012 Pageant
- September 19, Leonard Cohen performed during his Old Ideas World Tour
- September 22-October 14, Alegría (Cirque du Soleil)
- October 5, Boston Celtics 2012 NBA Europe Live Tour
- November 16–17, Jennifer Lopez as a part of her Dance Again World Tour
- February 23, WWE RAW World Tour
- March 15–17, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
- April 6, Glory kickboxing
- April 27, Mark Knopfler as a part of Privateering Tour
- May 3–12, We Will Rock You (musical) as a part of We Will Rock You: 10th Anniversary Tour
- September 7, Music Bank World Tour
- October 5, Oklahoma City Thunder 2013 NBA Europe Live Tour
- October 3–5, FIBA World Championship for Women Finals
- October 11, San Antonio Spurs 2014 NBA Europe Live Tour
- November 16, Demi Lovato as a part of her Demi World Tour
- August 8, League of Legends Finals of Turkey
|2011–12 Euroleague Top 16||35,978||12,191||11,870||11,993|
- Wikimapia coordinates of Fenerbahce Ulkercity
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- FBU Sport Arena opening with Armani Jeans Milano EuroLeague match.
- Official web site (Turkish)
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