Fatih Mimar Sinan Stadium

Fatih Mimar Sinan Stadium (Turkish: Mimar Sinan Stadı) is a football stadium in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is named after the Ottoman chief architect Mimar Sinan (c. 1488/1490–1588).

Mimar Sinan Stadium
Mimar Sinan Stadium
Location of Mimar Sinan Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey
AddressKaragümrük Mah., Keçeci Meydanı Sok. 4
LocationFatih, İstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°01′26″N 28°56′03″E
OwnerFatih Municipality
OperatorFatih Municipality
Capacity1,250
SurfaceArtificial turf
Opened2011
Tenants
Fatih Vatan Spor

The stadium is situated at Keçeci Meydanı Street in Karagümrük neighborhood of Fatih. Built in 2011, the venue is owned and operated by the Municipality of Fatih. The stadium has a capacity of 1,250 spectators including 20 seats for the press and 60 seats for VIP. The ground is covered by artificial turf, and it is equipped with floodlights for illumination.[1]

The stadium is used mainly for football matches, and it is the home ground of some of the 42 amateur football clubs in the district,[2] as well as of Fatih Vatan Spor women's football team.[3] The venue and the Youth and Sports Center annexed also are allocated to events organized by the municipality, including summer sports schools, physical education and training of nearby schools, the annual "1453 Conquest Cup for Chess" and the traditional "Africa Football Cup and Festival" event held annually, at which citizens of more than 15 African countries living in the district take part.[4][5]

References

  1. "Mimar Sinan Stadı" (in Turkish). İstanbul Spor Envanteri. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  2. "Mimar Sinan Stadı" (in Turkish). Fatih Belediyesi. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  3. "Kadınlar 1.Ligi – Fatih Vatan Spor 1–3 Kdz. Ereğli Belediye Spor" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  4. "Fatih'te Afrika Kupası Şöleni". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  5. "Mimar Sinan Stadı – Gençlik ve Spor Merkezi'nin hemen yanındaki Mimar Sinan Stadı'nda çeşitli etkinlikler ve sportif faaliyetler düzenleniyor" (in Turkish). Fatih Belediyesi. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
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