Abdi İpekçi Arena
Abdi İpekçi Arena's exterior.
|Former names||Abdi İpekçi Sports Complex|
|Location||10. Yıl Caddesi, Kazlıçeşme, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul|
Abdi İpekçi Arena, formerly known as Abdi İpekçi Sports Complex, is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul, Turkey, situated just outside the ancient city walls, in Yedikule. Designed in 1979, and opened in 1989, after several years of interrupted construction, it is named after the renowned Turkish journalist Abdi İpekçi.
The arena has an audience seating capacity of 12,270. It hosts national and international sports events, such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and weightlifting, as well as concerts and congresses, among other events. The facility contains a multi-faced visual scoreboard, six online-system counters, four locker rooms, two internet rooms, a press room, two multi-purpose offices, VIP rooms, etc. Its parking lot has a capacity of 1,500 cars.
The professional basketball teams of Galatasaray men's basketball team and Galatasaray women's basketball team play their Turkish League home matches since the 2009–10 season in the Abdi İpekçi Arena.
Some of the notable events, which took place in the arena are:
- 1992 FIBA European League Final Four
- 1995 FIBA European Cup Final
- 1996 FIBA EuroStars 
- 1997 Girl Power! Live in Istanbul
- 2001 Depeche Mode concert Exciter Tour
- EuroBasket 2001 Final phase
- 2004 Eurovision Song Contest
- 2005 Phil Collins Concert
- 2007 Enrique Iglesias Concert
- 2009 European Short Course Swimming Championships
- 2009 Men's European Volleyball Championship
- 2010 FIBA World Championship
- 2011 European Judo Championships
- 2012 EuroLeague Women Final Eight
- 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women
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- Arena page on TBF website (in Turkish)