Kayseri Atatürk Stadium

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Kayseri Atatürk Stadium
LocationKayseri, Turkey
Capacity26,500
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1964
Closed2009
DemolishedJanuary 16, 2009 [1]
Tenants
Kayserispor, Kayseri Erciyesspor

Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, opened in 1964, was a multi-purpose stadium in Kayseri, Turkey. It was mainly used for football matches, and was shared by the two largest clubs in the region, Kayserispor who currently play in the Turkcell Super League and Kayseri Erciyesspor who were last season relegated into the Turkish Second Division. The stadium was able to hold 26,500 people, and was mostly uncovered.

During a match between Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor on September 17, 1967, it was the location of the worst sporting-related disaster occurred in Turkey.

In 2009, it was replaced by Kadir Has Stadium, located on a different site with a capacity in excess of 32,000 seats. Kayseri Atatürk Stadium was demolished and its land will host a multi-use real estate project, including a shopping mall, hotel, offices, and residential buildings.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emektar stat tarih oldu". Sabah (in Turkish). January 20, 2009.

Coordinates: 38°43′23″N 35°29′48″E / 38.7230555556°N 35.4966666667°E / 38.7230555556; 35.4966666667

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