You probably didn't expect for me to present a picture like this...But I believe that this picture is very appropriate for the fact the we are on the final countdown for the 2014 World Cup and as you all know, I am a very passionate follower of soccer, being in Brazil at the moment and enjoying every minute of it.
Another reason is that this Stadium is a true monument that deserves all attention.
I've seen Turkish teams playing soccer here and all I can say to you is that those were great moments and I wish that the Turkish National Team could also participate on this year's World Cup.
This picture is dedicated to all Turkish soccer players!
the following information is from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
İnönü Stadium was a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey and the home ground of the football club Beşiktaş J.K.. Previously the ground had also been shared with Galatasaray S.K. and Fenerbahçe S.K.. The ground was located in Dolmabahçe, close to the Dolmabahçe Palace in the district of Beşiktaş, on the European side of Istanbul. The stadium was demolished except the walls of the Eski Açık tribune and its historical towers to rebuild a new stadium at the same location which is called Vodafone Arena.
BJK İnönü Stadium (originally named the Dolmabahçe Stadium) was designed by Italian architect Paolo Vietti-Violi, who collaborated with Turkish architects Şinasi Şahingiray and Fazıl Aysu for preparing the project. The stable of the Dolmabahçe Palace was chosen as the location to build the stadium. The first foundation was laid on May 19, 1939, but the construction works were frozen due to the outbreak of the Second World War. The stadium was inaugurated on May 19, 1947, by İsmet İnönü, the second President of Turkey and himself a Beşiktaş fan, and Lütfi Kırdar, the Governor of Istanbul. The initial capacity was 16,000. In the original project plan, there were two bronze statues of athlete figures at the Eski Açık tribune: One throwing a discus, and the other one throwing a javelin. However, the statues were never built due to financial concerns. The oil factory which was found behind the stadium was demolished to construct the Yeni Açık tribune at the west part of the stadium in 1950 (hence the name Yeni Açık, meaning the New Uncovered tribune; referring to the two covered tribunes (Numaralı and Kapalı) and the two uncovered tribunes (Eski Açık and Yeni Açık). Yeni Açık was also covered with a separate roof structure in 2004. Galatasaray S.K. and Fenerbahce S.K. have shared the stadium with Beşiktaş JK for many years, since the construction of the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, which is the home of Galatasaray football club, was completed in 1964. Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, the home of Fenerbahçe S.K., was renovated in 1982.
The first football match at the Dolmabahçe Stadium took place between Beşiktaş JK and AIK Stockholm of Sweden, on November 27, 1947, and the first goal in the stadium was scored by Süleyman Seba; the most famous and longest-presiding Chairman of the club (in the 1980s and 1990s) when he used to be a player of Beşiktaş JK. Beşiktaş won this match 32. In 1952, the stadium was renamed as the Mithat Paşa Stadium, and later in 1973, it was renamed as the İnönü Stadium. A leasing contract was signed between Beşiktaş JK and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in February 1998 which gave all usage rights of the İnönü Stadium to Beşiktaş JK for 49 years.
Renovation work took place at the BJK İnönü Stadium in 2004. The tartan track was removed within the scope of these activities and the ground level was lowered by 4 meters to increase the capacity of the stadium to 32,145 spectators. The press seats were relocated to the Numaralı tribune from the Kapalı tribune. The lounges that were found in the middle of the Kapalı tribune were demolished and for the first time in Turkey, the wire fence between the tribunes and the pitch were removed for space. The number of the gates were increased by 100%. A press center for Beşiktaş TV was built inside the stadium. The toilets and the launch counters were renewed. The Yeni Açık tribune was covered with a metallic structure. It complies with the UEFA standards.
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pajaran (51272) 2014-06-05 21:27
Interesantan tekst o fudbalskom stadionu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana konstrukcija i reklamni panoi, lepe boje.
Stadion je spreman, prvenstvo sveta u fudbalu, moze da pocne.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu Instanbulu.
An interesting article about a football stadium with a history and description of ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated structures and billboards, beautiful colors.
The stadium is ready, the world championship in football can begin.
All the best with beautiful memories of a visit to Istanbul.
jhm (138244) 2014-06-06 4:58
A nice advertisement for all the sponsors, not the usual picture of you.
You play with light and shadows
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
Sergiom (58734) 2014-06-06 5:34
Le stade est pris sous un angle très spécial. On peut constater que la publicité est à son comble . Très peu d'espace disponible pour en mettre plus. J'ai bien hâte de voir comment les choses vont se passer à la Coupe du Monde, car les choses s'annoncent difficiles.
ikeharel (56066) 2014-06-06 6:45
Light and the superb clarity over the stadium, collected well at what appears as an afternoon time(no sure, maybe a morning shot).
Big poster with a team, is an eye4s catching element.
Nice timing for such a photo, countdown to the matchs gaining tention in Brasil, so i saw on the news.
photoray (11795) 2014-06-06 7:13
Interesting view of Istanbul's stadium; I note the rampant advertising which is very common in the U.S. and used on any and every subject possible.
We Yanks are learning soccer. My Sacramento just created a professional soccer team and building a stadium. In high school we played soccer in Physical Education class. The 'toughs' made everyone play bare footed which after damaging my toes a few times, I learned to kick the ball with the instep of my foot.
and have fun,
Hunkar (6844) 2014-06-06 11:48
One of the last photos of the stadium. They are building new one
Silvio1953 (120652) 2014-06-06 13:48
Ciao Eleni,. belo anche lo stadio, speriamo porti fortuna alla mia Italia per i mondiali, ottima nitidezza e bella luce, brava,, buon week end, un abbraccio Silvio
carlo62 (31444) 2014-06-06 14:39
bella dedica, uno stadio che spesso è stato visto in tv, molte le partite contro squadre italiane, molti calciatori turchi hanno militato in Italia e un allenatore italiano è al Galatasaray.
Spero che tu stia bene e che non ti stanchi troppo.