Club: Kasimpasa SK | Opening: 2005 | Capacity: 14,000 seats
History and description
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadı, also known as Kasimpasa Stadyumu, was built in 2005 on the site of a local athletics ground.
The stadium initially consisted of a single main stand with a curve around the corner to behind the goal. It got further expanded in 2010 with separate stands on the side and end previously left open, while at the same time the athletics track got removed.
In 2014-15, Besiktas played a season at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium while their new Vodafona Arena was under construction.
How to get to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium is located in the Beyoglu area in central Istanbul, just north of the Galata tower and only a few blocks downhill off the main Istligal pedestrian street.
Taksim Square furthermore lies an approximate 15-minute walk away, while the walk from the Sultanahmet area takes about half an hour.
The nearest metro station is Sishane, which lies a 10-minute walk away. Sishane is on the green line M2, which runs to destinations in the north and south, including Taksim Square with connections to other parts of the city.
Address: Yahya Kahya Mahallesi, Tepebaşı Caddesi 1, 34440 Istanbul
Tickets for Kasimpasa games can be bought online through the PASSO portal.
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.
Expect to pay TLR 10.00 for an uncovered seat, TLR 20.00 for a covered seat behind the goal, or TLR 40.00 for a covered seat at the main stand.