Türk Telekom Stadyumu

 
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* Address: Istanbul
* Country: Turkey
* Capacity: 52,000
* Opened: 15 January 2011
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Galatasaray (football)

Extra stadium info – Türk Telekom Stadyumu

The stadium hosted its first match of the national football team of Turkey in August 2011. Turkey won the game against Estonia 3-0 in front of 25,000 fans. Tenants Galatasaray, the first Turkish football side with 10 million followers on their main social media page, were founded in 1905. Galatasaray became the first Turkish team with 20 top-flight football league titles. They won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2000 for the first time in their history. Galatasaray played their first Turkish top-flight football league match at the stadium on 23 January 2011. 43,000 people attended the game against Sivasspor. Galatasaray won the game 1-0.

In March 2011, the venue recorded 131.76 decibels in a football match between Galatasaray and their rivals Fenerbahçe. It became a Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at a sports venue. Galatasaray were crowned Turkish football champions in their first football season at the stadium. On 2 October 2012, the Türk Telekom Stadyumu hosted its first UEFA Champions League match of Galatasaray. SC Braga from Portugal won the game in front of 46,000 spectators. That football season, Galatasaray reached the quarter-finals of the world famous European football tournament.

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