Edip Buran Arena

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Edip Buran Arena
Edip Buran Spor Salonu
Former names Yenişehir Belediyesi Sports Hall (Yenişehir Belediyesi Spor Salonu)
Location Yenişehir, Mersin, Turkey
Coordinates 36°47′21″N 34°36′43″E / 36.78917°N 34.61194°E / 36.78917; 34.61194Coordinates: 36°47′21″N 34°36′43″E / 36.78917°N 34.61194°E / 36.78917; 34.61194
Owner Youth Services and Sports Directoriate of Mersin
Capacity 1,750
Opened 1971; 45 years ago (1971)
Renovated 2013; 3 years ago (2013)

The Edip Buran Arena (Turkish: Edip Buran Spor Salonu), formerly Yenişehir Belediyesi Sports Hall (Turkish: Yenişehir Belidyesi Spor Salonu), is a multi-sport indoor arena at Yenişehir district of Mersin, Turkey. Built in 1971, it is owned by the Youth Services and Sports Directoriate of Mersin. The sports hall has a seating capacity of 1,750.[1] It was renovated for the 2013 Mediterranean Games,[2] and the new sports hall went on January 20, 2013 in service.[3]

The venue is suitable for events of basketball, fencing, gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, table tennis, teakwondo, volleyball, wrestling etc.[2] With the promotion of Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi men's basketball team's to Turkish Basketball League in the 2005-06 season, the sports hall became a basketball league venue.[4] The venue is also home to the women's side of the Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K., which plays in the Turkish Women's Basketball League (TKBL).[5]

Major events[edit]

Turkey national handball team played their home match against Portugal in the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship – European qualification at the venue on January 8, 2012.[6] All the Group 4 matches of the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship qualification were played in the arena from June 8 to 10, 2012.[7] Turkey national team's home match against France in the Qualification Phase 2 of the same tournament took place in the sports hall on November 4, 2012.[8] During the 2013 Mediterranean Games, the arena hosted taekwondo competitions on June 21-23 and karate competitions between 28 June and 29 June while the training activities of the related sports branches took place also at the sports hall.[9]


  1. ^ "Beko Basketbol Ligi 46 yaşına giriyor!". Habertürk (in Turkish). 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Tesislerimiz-Edip Buran Spor Salonu" (in Turkish). Mersin Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İl Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Edip Buran Spor Salonu Yenilendi". Spor Box (in Turkish). 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi 57 - 73 İstanbul Üniversitesi". Hürriyet Spor. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Akdeniz derbisi Mersin'in". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Portekiz'e 34-26 mağlup olduk". Hürriyet Avrupa (in Turkish). 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  7. ^ "A Milliler'in rakipleri belli oldu". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  8. ^ "Hentbolda Fransa'ya boyun eğdik". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Edip Buran Spor Salonu" (in Turkish). Mersin 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-22.