Club: Konyaspor KR | Capacity: 42,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2014 | Status: under construction
Konya Büyükşehir Stadı is the currently under construction new home of Konyaspor KR.
First proposales for the construction of a new stadium for Konyaspor were made in 2009, and in 2011 concrete plans were presented.
While these plans accounted for a capacity of about 33,000 seats, this has in the meantime been upgraded to 42,000 seats, though still some uncertainty exists with regards to the final number. The seats will be divided over two tiers, and the stadium will furthermore hold 50 VIP lodges.
Most characteristic aspects of the stadium are its exterior and roof made up of triangular shapes. The triangles will be in the club colours of Konyaspor, green and white.
The design takes into account Konya being one of the host cities of a future European Championships held in Turkey. The stadium complies with all UEFA requirements and has more than the minimally required capacity.
Konya Büyükşehir Stadı will be built in the north of the city of Konya, about 9 kilometres from the city centre. It will be connected to the city centre with a still-to-be-built new tram line.
Preliminary construction works on the stadium started in June 2012. Works are expected to last just under two years, which means that the stadium is estimated to be completed in early 2014.