Ankara_19_Mayıs_Stadium

Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium

Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium (Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadyumu) is the home ground for Ankara's football clubs: Gençlerbirliği and rival Ankaragücü. It was built in 1935 and is part of the 19 Mayıs Sports Complex, which is located in the Ulus neighbourhood. The stadium has a capacity of 21,250 (all-seater).. Ankaraspor used this stadium until they moved to their new one Yenikent.

The stadium is named after the date May 19, 1919, when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrived at Samsun to start the Turkish War of Independence. Official ceremonies to celebrate the May 19th Youth and Sports Day are also being held in this stadium.

Stands

There are five stands: Gecekondu, Maraton, Saatli, Kapalı and Protokol. Gecekondu, Maraton and Kapalı are usually used by the home side supporters. Protokol belongs to statesmen and high level officials from both the home side and the visiting side. Saatli is usually spared for the visiting team's supporters. Gecekondu is the cheapest part of the stadium.

Access

The stadium can be accessed by car, bus, metro and dolmuş Ulus Metro Station has an exit for the stadium.

Matches and tickets

There are two types of tickets for 3 of the clubs playing in this stadium: seasonal and per match. Single match tickets can be purchased online from the Biletix website.

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