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One of 10 stadiums reimagined as part of AFL Architects’ production of Turkey’s UEFA Euro 2024 bid. The new Ataturk Stadium concept was created to represent the new home of Turkish football. At a gross capacity of 92,000, the new design would bring crowds closer to the game, improving the layout of the original Olympic Stadium.

The stadium concept incorporates a 360-video wall around the seating bowl. Enveloping all of this is a white GRC exoskeleton with wind capture technology, allowing the stadium to generate energy from the windy hilltop site.

"The refurbishment of Ataturk Stadium is the latest project we are proud to deliver for the Turkish Football Federation. In 2018 we undertook a review of ten stadia in nine host cities across the country, of which this stadium was the focal point for the country’s sporting ambitions. Now we’re excited to carry out our recommendations and create a stadium with a truly sustainable legacy."
John Roberts - Director, AFL Architects

Our team has subsequently been awarded the project to design and deliver the necessary upgrades to the original stadium, both to be compliant to UEFA guidelines and provide a spectator experience that surpasses their previous renowned Champion’s League final in 2005.

Ataturk Stadium was awarded the UEFA Champions League Final in 2020. The current project involves making the stadium fully compliant to UEFA guidelines and bringing substantial improvements to fan experience, technology and connectivity. With the addition of proper catering facilities, a metro station, better road network and car parking, the transformed stadium is designed to be sustainable for the next 20 years.

Chosen by UEFA ahead of Lisbon's Estadio da Luz, Ataturk Stadium is already the biggest stadium in Turkey, and once completed, the stadium will have a capacity of 70,000 seats, with 1,400 in the modernised hospitality suites and 1000 seats in the new, state of the art, VIP area.

The former Olympic Stadium, that also previously hosted the renowned Champion’s League final in 2005, where Liverpool made their memorable comeback against AC Milan to claim the title, will be created in a way that will allow it to be easily configured back into a venue for athletic purposes.


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