Ataturk Olympic Stadium is one of the Turkish national pride. At about 30 km from central Istanbul, the building is named after one of the greatest Turkish leaders and reformers, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the first republic and thus the first president of modern Turkey. Closure of the started in 1999 and ended in 2002, and total costs amounted to approximately $ 135 million.
Official capacity is 75,145 seats, but the stadium can accommodate up to 81 000 people. Of these, 669 seats are reserved for the press and 335 protocol. But manufacturers have not stopped him from designing a simple stadium. The site has 6 lifts, 558 toilets, first aid rooms and even a small hospital, 98 metal detectors, 38 security cameras, VIP rooms, training ground, amphitheater, conference rooms and special areas reserved for police and firefighters. Ataturk Olympic Stadium hosts both national team matches, as well as other formal sports events, including athletics and racing. In May 2005, the stadium hosted the Champions League final, which was given between Milan and Liverpool.
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Atatürk Olympic Stadium - View of the stadium
Atatürk Olympic Stadium - Field view
Atatürk Olympic Stadium - General view
Atatürk Olympic Stadium - Stadium view
Atatürk Olympic Stadium - Aerial view