Vodafone Park (Istanbul)

Tenants: Beşiktaş J.K. (Süper Lig)

Opened: 2016

Capacity: 41,188

Address: Vişnezade Mah., Dolmabahçe Cad., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul


Background

Home to one of Turkey’s most successful clubs, Beşiktaş J.K., the 41,188 seated Vodafone Park was constructed to replace the club’s former stadium of İnönü Stadium. The old stadium was considered a historic monument which had initially delayed plans for renovation, however approval was finally given in 2013 and the new stadium was opened in 2016, albeit with the walls and two towers of the old Eski Açık stand remaining.

Vodafone Park hosted the 2019 UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, in which Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.


Tickets

To purchase tickets for Beşiktaş J.K. matches, you will need to register for a pre-paid Passolig card before you are able to purchase tickets. You can register and buy tickets at the official Passolig website here.

Once registered, you are able to purchase tickets through the Passo website here.

Please note this process is common to purchase in Turkey, as it was introduced to curb violence in football.


Location & Travel

Vodafone Park is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, a short distance from Taksim Square which is considered the heart of the city.

Airport – Istanbul Airport is a brand new airport which will become one of the busiest in Europe, serving many international destinations. The airport is currently only reachable by bus, however it will eventually become linked to the Istanbul Metro.

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Boat – Boats arrive Anatolian side of the city at Kabatas, which is just a 5 minute walk from Vodafone Park.

Bus – Taksim Square is served by many lines, from which Vodafone Park is just a short walk away.

Metro – The M2 line serves Taksim station, which is just a short walk from Vodafone Park.

Tram – Line T1 stops at Kabataş tram station which is just a short walk from Vodafone Park.

Walk – Before every match, fans gather at Beşiktaş and walk together through the historical Dolmabahçe Street which is a fantastic experience.


Where to stay in Istanbul

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Museum & Vodafone Park Stadium Tour

Turkey’s largest and first official sports museum can be found at Vodafone Park, dedicated to the history of Beşiktaş J.K. Open everyday except match days, Monday’s and holidays, admission is 25TL for adults and 15TL for concessions.

Stadium tours are also available everyday except match days and holidays, with a cost of 40TL for adults and 25TL for concessions.

For further information on the museum and stadium, consult the official website here.


Further Information

Beşiktaş J.K. Official Website


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