Timsah Arena

Timsah Arena

Key facts

Club: Bursaspor 1963 | Capacity: 43,670 seats | Scheduled opening: 2015 | Status: under construction

Description

The Timsah Arena is the currently under construction new stadium of Bursaspor. The stadium will have a capacity of 43,670 seats and replace Bursa Atatürk Stadium as Bursaspor’s home ground.

The most remarkable aspect of the stadium is its roof in the form of a crocodile, which includes the head sticking out on one side. Timsah means crocodile in Turkish.

The Timsah Arena will be located in the vicinity of Acemler metro station, in the north-west of the city, about 5 kilometres from Bursa city centre. The project budget is estimated to be €70 million and will be publicly financed by the city of Bursa.

Construction of the Timsah Arena began in the summer of 2011. Works initially progressed quickly and by the middle of 2012 foundation works had been completed and large parts of the main body had been erected. However, the pace of construction significantly slowed down in 2013 and the expected completion has been pushed back to 2015.