Fatih Terim Stadium

Key facts

Club: Istanbul Basaksehir FK | Opening: 2014 | Capacity: 17,319 seats

History and description

Istanbul Fatih Terim Stadium was built to provide Istanbul Basaksehir with a new and modern home. Previously the club had played at the much-too-large Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

The stadium opened on 26 July 2014 following 16 months of construction. It was named after then-Turkey manager Fatih Terim, who had never played for nor managed Istanbul Basaksehir though.

How to get to Fatih Terim Stadium

Fatih Terim Stadium is located on the northern edge of Istanbul, not too far from Ataturk Olympic Stadium. The distance to central Istanbul (e.g. Sultanahmet, Taksim Square) is about 25 kilometres.

The stadium lies next to the O6 motorway and is thus easily reached by car.

Getting to the stadium by public transport is not too hard either. Metro station Basaksehir Metrokent lies less than a 30-minute walk away from the stadium. Basaksehir Metrokent station is on line 3 that runs in the north of Istanbul. From most central destination at least two transfers are required.

Alternatively, there are various buses that stop close to the stadium, including 78, 78B, 78E, 78F, and 78ZB. Most pass by station Metrokent as well if you’re looking to make your way to the stadium quicker than walking.

Address: Yunus Emre Cad. Başakşehir Stadı, 4.Etap Başakşehir, Istanbul

Eat, drink, and sleep near Fatih Terim Stadium

Fatih Terim Stadium is located in a newly built residential neighbourhood that mainly consists of apartment blocks. There’ll be a few local fast food places to grab a bite and some eating options in the shopping centre near Metrokent metro station, but options pale compared to central Istanbul.

There are no hotels near Fatih Terim Stadium. If you wish to stay reasonably close, pick one of the options near the Mall of Istanbul such as the Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport, Clarion Hotel, or, a little further away, the Radisson Blu. It’s a quick taxi ride to get to the stadium. Click here for an overview of hotels near Fatih Terim Stadium.

However, if you’re planning to stay longer in Istanbul and do some sightseeing, you’re likely to enjoy your stay better if you stay in central Istanbul. Click here to explore the options.

Istanbul Basaksehir Tickets

Tickets for Istanbul Basaksehir games can be bought through Passo.com.tr.

As with all matches in Turkey, you need to possess a Passolig card to be able to buy tickets and enter the stadium. In the case of foreigners this is a pre-paid card. You can apply for a card on the Passolig website.

Photos of Fatih Terim Stadium

Relevant Internet links

Ibfk.com.tr – Official website of Istanbul Basaksehir FK.
Istanbul.com – Istanbul city guide.
Metro.istanbul – Istanbul metro travel information.