Ankara Arena has been one of Turkey’s premier sporting venues since its opening in April 2010. The stadium was built for the 2010 FIBA World Championships and attracts sports fans from across the world.
Guests visiting Ankara to see an event at the Ankara Arena will find upscale accommodation at the nearby Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara. This charming hotel in Ankara is just a few minutes from the arena, and within easy walking and driving distance.
A history of Ankara Arena
Ankara, Turkey’s capital, is home to nearly 4.5 million people, and Ankara Arena hosts many of its most popular sporting events.
The stadium was built for the 2010 FIBA World Championships, an international basketball competition hosted in Turkey that year. The hosts finished second in the tournament that year, bested only by the United States.
Ankara Arena replaced the former Ankara Ataturk Sports Hall as the home of two Turkish Basketball League clubs: CASA TED Kolejliler and Turk Telecom BK. In 2011, the arena hosted the FIVB Girls Youth World Championship, an international volleyball tournament.
Ankara Arena seats 10,400 people and is the largest sporting venue in Turkey outside Istanbul.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara offers ideally situated accommodation for people visiting the city to see a match at Ankara Arena. It is located adjacent to a subway station, and the Havas Airport shuttle terminal is also nearby. This central position makes the hotel the perfect choice for both business and leisure travellers in Ankara.