Ataköy Athletics Arena

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Ataköy Athletics Arena
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Full name Ataköy Atletizm Salonu
Location Ataköy, Bakırköy,
Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 40°59′15″N 28°51′20″E / 40.98744°N 28.85558°E / 40.98744; 28.85558Coordinates: 40°59′15″N 28°51′20″E / 40.98744°N 28.85558°E / 40.98744; 28.85558
Owner Turkish Athletic Federation
Capacity 7,450
Built September 2011
Opened 27 January 2012
Construction cost TL Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 32 million
Euro 11 million
2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Ataköy Athletics Arena is located in Istanbul
Ataköy Athletics Arena
Location of Ataköy Athletics Arena
Ataköy Athletics Arena.jpg

Ataköy Athletics Arena (Turkish: Ataköy Atletizm Salonu), is an indoor sporting arena for track and field athletics events located in Ataköy neighborhood of Bakırköy, Istanbul.

The venue was constructed special for the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships to be held in March 9–11, 2012. It is situated next to the Sinan Erdem Dome, where the training activities are being held. The arena will be the first indoor athletics venue of the country as such.[1][2] In the Istanbul bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, this venue has been discussed to hold judo and taekwondo events.

The building is 125 m (410 ft) long, 87 m (285 ft) wide and 27 m (89 ft) high, covering an area of 10,875 m2 (117,060 sq ft).[1]

Ataköy Athletics Arena has a 200 m (660 ft) oval track with six lanes, a 60 m (200 ft) straight track with eight lanes for track events, and shot put, high jump, pole vault, long/triple jump sectors for field events.[1]

It has a total seating capacity of 7,450 consisting of 5,040 spectator seats, 590 VIP seats, 206 VVIP seats, 141 seats with table for TV commentators, 230 seats with table for press, and 144 seats with desk for photo editors and press. In addition, there are 560 seats for team stands and 60 seats for coaches.[1]

Events hosted[edit]

Year Tournament/Concert Date
2012 Turkish National Indoor Championships 27–29 January
2012 Balkan Countries Indoor Championships 18–20 February
2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships 9–11 March
2012 Sensation Turkey 'Wicked Wonderland' 13 October
2012 Jennifer Lopez 14 November
2012 Sting 26 November


  1. ^ a b c d "Teams/Sport Facilities-Atakoy Athletics Arena". IAAF WIC Istanbul 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ "2012 Dünya Salon Atletizm Şampiyonası" (in Turkish). Türkiye Atletizm federasyonu. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
Preceded by
Aspire Dome
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics

Succeeded by
Ergo Arena