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Istanbul Atatürk Olympic Stadium

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Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Turkish: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı) located in İkitelli, a district in the western outskirts of Istanbul, is the largest-capacity stadium of Turkey. The stadium takes its name from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. It was built for Turkey's failed 2008 Olympic Games bid and cost about €350 million. The 2008 games were awarded to Beijing.

With its 76,092 (all-seater) capacity and Olympic size, it was granted the "5-star sports complex" title by the UEFA in 2004, enabling it to host the finals of UEFA events. The 2005 UEFA Champions League Final between A.C. Milan and Liverpool F.C. was played on May 25, 2005, at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium. The stadium is also certified by the IAAF and IOC as a first-class venue for track and field, and has hosted several European athletic competitions.

Website Stadium ==> http://www.ataturkolimpiyatstadi.net/eng/

Source Used Photo ==> http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=450

Source Wikipedia ==> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atat%C3%BCrk_Olympic_Stadium

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News update about the totally roofing of the Olympic Stadium. My personal translation beneath the quote;

Olimpiyat'ın üstü kapatılıyor

Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, İstanbul'un 2020 Olimpiyatları'na adaylığını açıkladığı toplantıda Başakşehir'deki İstanbul Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı'nın üstünün tamamen kapatılacağını söyledi.

Erdoğan, stadın açık tribünleri nedeniyle sıkıntı yaşandığını ifade etti. Erdoğan, açık tribünlerin de üzerinin kapatılarak stadın dünya standartlarına getirileceğini belirtti. Başbakan Erdoğan, stadın çevresine de çeşitli tesislerin yapılarak stadın kompleks haline getirileceğini kaydetti.

Dilhun GENÇDAL-Özgür ARSLAN/İSTANBUL DHA | Dogan Haber News Agency

Source News: http://fanatik.ekolay.net/Olimpiyatin-ustu-kapatiliyor_3_Detail_27_234377.htm

Turkish PM R.T.Erdogan said at the official announcement of the candidancy for the Olympic Games, that the Olympic Stadium in the Basaksehir (Maiden Town) District will be totally roofed. Erdogan said also that there are problems (about the wind/directions) with the un-roofed parts of the Stadium that causes general problems. With the totally roofing of the Stadium it will be brought to international standarts. There will be also made several sports venues just next/beyond the stadium so that there will we created a total sport complex at the stadium area.

Self-Translated

I suppose that the PM knows about the General Cluster/Venues plans. It indicates that a lot of venues for the OG will be build in the vicinity of the stadium. This gives us a first idea of what we can expect. Furthermore at this topic we are going to share old/new photos about the Ataturk Olympic Stadium as well as about ideas how the stadium will be roofed totally.

Later more news on this item

fatih

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How far is the stadium from the village?

It's about 19 km to the Historicle Penunsula downtown. But as Emre and Olimpik had said several times on the 'istanbul 2020' topic that Istanbul has not 1 downtown but several ones. But to Sultan Ahmet & Taksim, the 2 important downtown centers it's between 16 and 19 km. I also give you the other already Olympic Games Host Cities 'Olympic Stadium - Downtown' distances;

Istanbul: 19km

Sydney: 14km

London (Wembley): 12km

London (New Olympic Stadium): In the heart of the City

Seoul: 11km

Beijing: 10km

Tokyo: 10km

Athens: 9km

Madrid: 9km

Paris (Stade de France): 8km

Moscow. 6km

Munich 5km

Rome: 5km

I hope that the distances are right; Source information: http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=155

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Oh God...this is going to be worse than the Brazilians!! 9 years away from the actual Games, and there is already an overload on all this Istanbul stuff.

Guys, it's too much. Less is more! Sheesh!!

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Oh God...this is going to be worse than the Brazilians!! 9 years away from the actual Games, and there is already an overload on all this Istanbul stuff.

Guys, it's too much. Less is more! Sheesh!!

Baron, my dear Chef d'orkestre .. :lol: LoL :g:

Actually you are right. But this time it is/will be totally different. Istanbul has to many new novelties about the Olympics that those never had been discussed before. I promise you that my work will surprise you. It will be fresh and with new information. (I hope so)

Last but not least; in the beginning it will look "TOO MUCH", but with time it will run smoothly .. ;)

I love you as a member for your maniac sentences .. hehe .. B):)

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I like how Istanbul has made use of their stadium for stuff other than its intended purpose. It's risky business to build an Olympic stadium before actually winning the Games, and they could have easily let their stadium rot, but they didn't.

And I appreciate threads like these. It's been a while since Istanbul has been a real contender for the Games, and I personally didn't follow Istanbul's bid back then.

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The capacity will stay the same?

No. The capacity will increase to 90.000 when the back-sides of the goals are beeing build to level it up with the same altitude as the wings-tribunes. And than the totally roofing will be the finishing touch. (as it was described for the Euro 2016 candidancy) But the same will be done for the Olymics whereas the wind-directions are influence a lot of results for athletics disciplines. This stadium hosted several times European B and C groups athletic championships. At those organizations the events were a good factor to test everyting. The architectural open-ness behind the goals-part are letting a lot of wind in and it streams the other-side out. (The stadium was build by a French company back in the beginning of this millenium)

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No. The capacity will increase to 90.000 when the back-sides of the goals are beeing build to level it up with the same altitude as the wings-tribunes. And than the totally roofing will be the finishing touch. (as it was described for the Euro 2016 candidancy) But the same will be done for the Olymics whereas the wind-directions are influence a lot of results for athletics disciplines. This stadium hosted

several times European B and C groups athletic championships. At those organizations the events were a good factor to test everyting. The architectural open-ness behind the goals-part are letting a lot of wind in and it streams the other-side out. (The stadium was build by a French company back in the beginning of this millenium)

90,000 it will be amazing!! Hope Istanbul wins... Also I like the idea the seats arent in the same way... Some tires will be bigger. Like tgat concept

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In the frame of the "Istanbul European Capital 2010" program.

U2 gave concert is this stadium; There were fans who came from all over the Balcans to this fantastic event.

The video beneath gives actually a glimps how an opening/closing ceremony could give a atmospheric effect in the stadium.

U2 360° TOUR : 2010 Date City State Country Venue Venue Map Packages Public On-sale

10 August, 2010 Frankfurt DE Commerzbank Arena Venue Map Packages Tickets

12 August, 2010 Hannover DE AWD Stadium Venue Map Packages Tickets

15 August, 2010 Horsens DK Casa Arena Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

16 August, 2010 Horsens DK Casa Arena Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

20 August, 2010 Helsinki FI Olympic Stadium Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

21 August, 2010 Helsinki FI Olympia Stadium Venue Map Tues., 20 Oct. Fri., 23 Oct.

25 August, 2010 Moscow RU Luzhniki Venue Map TBA TBA

30 August, 2010 Vienna AT Ernst Happel Stadium Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

03 September, 2010 Athens GR Olympic Stadium Venue Map TBA TBA

06 September, 2010 Istanbul TR Ataturk Olympic Stadium

15 September 2010 Munich DE Olympic Stadium Venue Map Packages Tickets

18 September, 2010 Paris FR Stade De France Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

22 September, 2010 Brussels BE Stade Roi Boudoin Venue Map Packages SOLD OUT

23 September, 2010 Brussels BE Stade Roi Boudoin Venue Map Packages Tickets

29 September, 2010 Seville ES Olympic Stadium Venue Map Packages Tickets

02 October, 2010 Coimbra PT Estadio Cidade Coimbra Venue Map Packages Tickets

These were the dates of the concenrts at the official page of U2 back than

source information ==> http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=320

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In the very very beginning .. how the Olympic Stadium tale bagan .. momentum shots of the worx .. more than 10 years ago.

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PHOTO 04 // year 2009 // You can see in the right bottom corner the metro-viaduct. At the background all the ugly houses will be demolished and there will come something new instead of ..

Will tell you later what it is. ;)

Source Photo 04 ==> http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=305

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PHOTO 05 // year 2009 // Metro Viaduct + Metro Station worx/in building

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Metro Works were in full speed in 2008 & in 2009 whole the line was finished including the metro-station at the Olympic Stadium. In 2010 the test have been done and this line towards the Olympic Park became totally operational.

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PHOTO 06 // year 2008 // here you can see the Metro-line drawn in yellow on a live taken picture from a helicopter.

It will be also the main Metro-station in the middle of the Olympic Park. Parts of the Metro-line will pass underground (at the parkings)

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Sources photos - From the Official Stadium website:

http://www.ataturkolimpiyatstadi.net/tr/images/metro1.jpg

http://www.ataturkolimpiyatstadi.net/tr/images/metro2.jpg

http://www.ataturkolimpiyatstadi.net/tr/images/metro3.jpg

http://www.ataturkolimpiyatstadi.net/tr/images/metro4.jpg

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On the otherside people who are intented/interested to see on the EARTH-MAP where the Olympic Stadium situates in the city;

Herefore CLICK for the most Detailed Istanbul Map Ever.

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Now we are going to have a more wider and panoramic view over the Olympic Park Area

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PHOTO 08 // Picture is taken 05 Agust 2005 // Respectively Olympic Games summer time period

Info: From left to right the E-5/E-80 Freeway (Autobahn) is cutting the photo in two parts. As the region will be easily accesible

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Source Photo 08 ==> http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=20

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Now a totally another angle to have a view towards the metro-viaduct and the Main Olympic Park Metro-Station

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PHOTO 09 // Picture taken at 12 August 20110 // Summer Period // (see also previous page)

In the back of the photo you are seeing BASAK-SEHIR (MAIDEN-TOWN) District. (an elite living district)

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Source Photo 09 ==> http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134&start=430

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Green that entire park

Make sure venue are not too far away, so don't overplan as you have with the main stadium site

Ensure a contingent transport link to the other clusters beyond the Metro. BRT? other?

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Green that entire park

Make sure venue are not too far away, so don't overplan as you have with the main stadium site

Ensure a contingent transport link to the other clusters beyond the Metro. BRT? other?

Thanx Mo. I'm following a long time now the Turkish News(papers) on internet about the entire Park. It will be totally greened up, with Olympic Lanes and other venues. (we will talk later about the several venues (options)). The contingent Transport link to other clusters will be the most ambitious challange of the bid. And I have a strong feeling that in this bid the Turkish Authorities want to do it right, what lacked in the previous bids.

Btw, what is BRT? :unsure:

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Is that all, fatixx? I want MORE pictures with MORE built venues. This open land is not very conducive to votes. You must have renderings that will trump all the sexy renders that those Qataris will throw at this.

MORE IS LESS!! :lol:

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Is that all, fatixx? I want MORE pictures with MORE built venues. This open land is not very conducive to votes. You must have renderings that will trump all the sexy renders that those Qataris will throw at this.

MORE IS LESS!! :lol:

I think you're right Baron. The Qataris have their Aspire-Zone-Park-Area. We have at the moment nothing than a eye-designed stadium.

But I my idea is to discuss the Stadium Issues here. On another topic I will start a topic About the entire Olympic Park, because this stadium related topic requires a little bit more. Especially the open parts of the stadium behind the goals. I will put more pictures about different options how to close that areas and to increase the seat number and level all the seat-rows.

Your comments mean a lot to me. It gives me strenght.

fatih

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