Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium is a football ground located in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon, in north east Turkey. Home to Süper Lig side Trabzonspor since opening in 1951, the 24,169 capacity ground has come a long way since it was first built with 2,500 seats over 60 years ago.
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Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium History
Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium first opened back in 1951 when the stadium comprised of a single stand, capable of accommodating little over 2,400 spectators. Named after Hüseyin Avni Aker, a former teacher and regional administrator for Trabzon between 1940 – 1944, Trabzonspor’s stadium has underwent numerous renovations over the years in order to keep up with the county’s growing interest in the sport of football.
The first major renovation came in 1981, with further expansions coming in 1994 and 2008 when over 1,200 seats were added in order to bring the stadium up to its current capacity of 24,169. In 2010, the corporate hospitably facilities were expanded with an additional 260 spaces created for sponsors, representatives of the leagues and the more affluent football fan.
Regarded as one the fourth largest team in Turkey behind the likes of Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Besiktas, Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium has a fearsome reputation amongst Turkish Football fans for being a difficult venue for travelling teams to visit. It is also famous for being one of the first grounds in Turkey to remove spectator fences which might go some way to explain the fans deep connection to the players on the pitch.
As for the future of Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, it is currently scheduled to be demolished in the final quarter 2015 as the club look to move into a brand new stadium. The new stadium known as Akyazi Stadium, is expected to be built in time for the 2016 season with the ceremonial foundation stone laid by the Turkish Prime Minister on the 24th November 2013. It is expected to have a 40,000 capacity and is being built by the designers of Turk Telekom Arena.
Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium Seating Plan
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How to get to Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium
Where is Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium?
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Hızırbey, Kahramanmaraş Cd. No:178, 61200 Trabzon Merkez/Trabzon, Turkey
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium?
Turkish side Trabzonspor play their home matches at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium.
What is the capacity of Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium?
As of 2021 Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium has an official seating capacity of 24,169 for Football matches.
When was Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium opened?
Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium officially opened in 1951 and is home to Trabzonspor
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Trabzonspor for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.