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The Ankara Arena (Turkish: Ankara Spor Salonu), is an indoor sporting arena that is located in Ankara, Turkey that opened in April 2010. The seating capacity of the arena is 10,400 spectators.[1] Built for the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the new venue replaced the nearby Ankara Atatürk Sport Hall as the home of Turkish Basketball League clubs, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Türk Telekom Basketbol and Optimum TED Ankara Kolejliler.

Ankara Arena
Ankara Spor Salonu
Ankara Arena Genel Görünüm.JPG
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Coordinates39°56′16″N 32°50′38″E / 39.937847°N 32.843896°E / 39.937847; 32.843896Coordinates: 39°56′16″N 32°50′38″E / 39.937847°N 32.843896°E / 39.937847; 32.843896
OwnerAnkara Metropolitan Municipality
Capacity10,400
Construction
Broke groundJune 17, 2009
OpenedApril 23, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-04-23)
Construction costTRY Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 47.1 million
(approx. 20 million)
ArchitectYazgan Tasarım Mimarlık
Main contractorsTürkerler İnşaat
Tenants
Hacettepe Üniversitesi (TBL)
Türk Telekom Basketbol (TBL)
Optimum TED Ankara Kolejliler (TBL)

In 2011, the arena hosted along with the Başkent Volleyball Hall the FIVB Girls Youth World Championship.

Matches of the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women were played at the arena between June 25-July 1.[2]

International eventsEdit

ConcertsEdit

Tarkan performed at the arena on November 6, 2010.

Inna performed as part of her INNA en Concert Tour on May 26, 2011.

Elton John performed as part of his Greatest Hits Tour on July 6, 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Turkey2010.FIBA.com - ANKARA - Arena". Archived from the original on 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  2. ^ "Londra'ya son 5 bilet sahibini arıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  3. ^ "Genç Sultanlar sahnede". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2015-08-12.

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