Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium also known by its previous name of Kasimpasa Stadium, is a multi-purpose football stadium located in the Kasimpasa district of Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. Used predominantly for the football matches of local team Kasimpasa Spor Kulübü, the 14,234 capacity ground was last renovated in 2005.
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Kasimpasa Stadium Guide
|Names:||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadyumu (Turkish)|
|Former Names:||Kasımpaşa Stadium|
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium History
Kasimpasa Stadium was converted into a football ground in 2005 after previously being used as a multi-purpose athletics by the local sports clubs of the Kasimpasa neighbourhood in Istanbul. In its inaugural season the stadium consisted of a main stand to the south which snakes around to the eastern goal-end, capable of seating 9,576 supporters. The pitch featured a mini athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch giving it an oval appearance, and the facilities were rather basic.
Following promotion to Süper Lig Kasimpasa S.K relocated to the much larger Atatürk Olympic Stadium during the 2007/2008 season so that their stadium could undergo extensive renovation work. Two new uncovered stands were erected on the vacant northern side, and western goal-end which increased the capacity to a respectable 14,234.
Since opening as a football ground the stadium has been known as Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium, in honour of the former Turkish Prime Minister and President. Recep Tayyip Erdogan played for Kasimpasa S.K between 1969 and 1982 when the club were semi-professional, and famously rejected a move to city rivals Fenerbahçe which makes somewhat of a cult hero.
Currently the stadium satisfies UEFA’s basic stadium criteria however it has yet to host European matches. Kasimpa’s best league finish to date came during the 1961/1962 season when they finished 5th, however they’ve yet to replicate this in the modern era.
During the 2013/2014 season Besiktas ground-shared Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium after the closure of their Inonu Stadium. Currently awaiting the completion of The Vodafone Arena which is estimated to be ready by 2015, Besiktas will also be using the Atatürk Olympic Stadium.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium Seating Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium?
Turkish side Kasimpasa play their home matches at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium.
What is the capacity of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium?
As of 2021 Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium has an official seating capacity of 14,234 for Football matches.
When was Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium opened?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium officially opened in 2005 and is home to Kasimpasa
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Kasimpasa for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.