Abdi İpekçi Arena

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Abdi İpekçi Arena
Abdi İpekçi Spor Salonu - panoramio.jpg
Abdi İpekçi Arena's exterior.
Former names Abdi İpekçi Sports Complex
Location 10. Yıl Caddesi, Kazlıçeşme, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul
Coordinates 40°59′49″N 28°55′10″E / 40.99694°N 28.91944°E / 40.99694; 28.91944Coordinates: 40°59′49″N 28°55′10″E / 40.99694°N 28.91944°E / 40.99694; 28.91944
Owner TBF
Capacity Basketball: 12,270
Opened 1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Architect Ragıp Buluç
Ziya Tanalı
Ercan Yener
Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray Odeabank
Galatasaray 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:


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