Football in Turkey

Football in Turkey

Football  in Turkey (soccer)

Football in Turkey is definitely worth experiencing since Turkey is a real football crazy country. Especially in Istanbul with its numerous football clubs. The 3 biggest clubs in Turkey are in Istanbul namely Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş. Galatasaray and Beşiktas are both located on the European side of Istanbul whilst Fenerbahçe is on the Anatolian side. We have been to a couple of these matches and it is definitely worth to experience a football match in Istanbul.

Galatasaray
The biggest and probably most known club outside of Turkey is Galatasaray founded by an elite high school. They have recently rebuilt the stadium called Türk Telekom Arena stadium replacing the old Ali Sami Yen Stadium. The new Türk Telekom Arena stadium has a capacity of 52,695 seats. The stadium can be reached by metro M2 line Station Seyrantepe.


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Ticket sale
You find tickets for Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş on biletix.com but sometimes they only sell tickets via their own site. The ticket prices vary a lot depending of the club, match and seat but you can expect to pay something between 50-150 TL per person.

Official Galatasaray site: www.galatasaray.org
Official Fenerbahçe site: www.fenerbahce.org
Official Beşiktaş site: www.bjk.com.tr