Ülker Sports and Event Hall

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Ülker Sports and Event Hall
Ülker Arena
Ülker Sports Arena- Fenerbahçe vs. Armani Milano.jpg
Full nameFenerbahçe International Sports Complex Ülker Sports Arena
Former namesÜlker Sports Arena
LocationAtaşehir, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates40°59′35″N 29°6′16″E / 40.99306°N 29.10444°E / 40.99306; 29.10444Coordinates: 40°59′35″N 29°6′16″E / 40.99306°N 29.10444°E / 40.99306; 29.10444 [1]
OwnerFenerbahçe S.K.
OperatorAnschutz Entertainment Group[2]
CapacityBasketball:
13,059 (fan seats)[3]
13,800 (with lounge and VIP areas)[4]
Concerts: 15,000[5]
Acreage55,000 m2 (590,000 sq ft)
ScoreboardLED 250 m2 (2,700 sq ft), 28.5 ton [2]
Construction
Opened25 January 2012
Construction costTRY ₺ 200 million[2]
USD $ 110 million
EUR € 84 million
ArchitectDDG Ömerler Architecture
Tenants
Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball (BSL)
Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball (TWBL)
Ülker Sports Arena is located in Istanbul
Ülker Sports Arena
Ülker Sports Arena
Location of Ülker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fenerbahçe Ülker Sports and Event Hall (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Ülker Spor ve Etkinlik Salonu) is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Ataşehir, Istanbul, Turkey. The arena is owned and operated by Fenerbahçe S.K.[6] The arena has a capacity of 15,000 people for concerts and 13,059 for basketball games,[3] and it has hosted national and international sports events, such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and weightlifting; as well as concerts and congresses.

Structure and features[edit]

The arena covers an area of approximately 55,000 m2 (590,000 sq ft), and is one of the major sports arenas in the city of Istanbul.[7] The arena also has fast-food cafeterias and restaurants. It also has 6 locker room areas, 5 additional small locker rooms, 44 lounge areas, VIP seating areas, and a 2,500 capacity hall, which can be used for both training and practice games.[8] Including the lounge and VIP areas, the arena can seat up to 13,800 people for sporting events.[4]

History[edit]

Ülker Sports Arena was inaugurated on 25 January 2012, with the Fenerbahçe versus EA7 Emporio Armani game in the EuroLeague 2011–12 season's Top 16 stage.[9] Fenerbahçe's small forward Marko Tomas, scored the first points in the arena, with a 2-point jump shot, during the game against EA7 Emporio Armani. Fenerbahçe S.K.'s basketball departments, Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball and Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball, are currently playing their home games in the arena.

Concerts and events[edit]

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

EuroLeague attendances[edit]

This is a list of the EuroLeague game attendances of Fenerbahçe at Ülker Sports Arena.

Season Total High Low Average
2011–12[a] 35,978 12,191 11,870 11,993
2012–13 85,303 12,100 1,800 7,109
2013–14 137,753 12,968 3,230 11,313
2014–15 164,449 13,013 8,559 11,746
2015–16 142,264 12,886 7,043 10,162
2016–17 179,510 12,973 7,043 11,219
2017–18 196,620 12,987 9,812 11,566
2018–19 182,529 12,821 7,380 10,737
2019–20 138,061 12,705 7,315 9,862
  1. ^ Only Top 16 marches were played.

Gallery[edit]

Ülker Sports Arena Image Gallery

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikimapia coordinates of Fenerbahce Ulkercity
  2. ^ a b c Arat, Süleyman (2012-01-23). "Avrupa'da eşi yok". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  3. ^ a b Venue Review: Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena.
  4. ^ a b Ülker Sports Arena (in French).
  5. ^ CEO of Ülker.
  6. ^ Fenerbahçe Ülker construction running.
  7. ^ Fenerbahçe Ülkercity Built.
  8. ^ Ülker Sports Arena (in Turkish).
  9. ^ FBU Sport Arena opening with Armani Jeans Milano EuroLeague match.

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