Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadium

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Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadium
Samsun 37.JPG
Location Samsun, Turkey
Coordinates 41°16′12.05″N 36°21′22.04″E / 41.2700139°N 36.3561222°E / 41.2700139; 36.3561222Coordinates: 41°16′12.05″N 36°21′22.04″E / 41.2700139°N 36.3561222°E / 41.2700139; 36.3561222
Owner Samsunspor
Capacity 20,000 [1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1965
Renovated 2006-07
Expanded 2006-07
Tenants
Samsunspor

Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadium (Turkish: Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadyumu) is a multi-purpose stadium in Samsun, Turkey. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Samsunspor. The stadium holds 19,720 people (all-seater).

The stadium was named after the date May 19, 1919 when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk set foot on land in Samsun to start the national independence movement.

Renovation[edit]

In 2006 the Black Sea club decided to renovate the ground. The capacity was increased by several thousand by adding a second tier to the "marathon side", and all the seats were covered with a roof. Now the all-covered, all-seated stadium has a capacity of 19,720.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bankasyabirincilig.com.tr/Kunye.aspx?ID=18

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