Football club Galatasaray renames stadium on the insistence of Turkish president
The Turkish football club Galatasaray is going to be the stadium, the Türk Telekom Arena, with a different name after a call from the Turkish president Erdogan.
According to president Erdogan does the word arena to be thinking a lot of the arenas from the Roman period. “Do you know what happened in the past in arena’s happened? There were people torn to pieces”, said Erdogan.
The president would be minister of Sports commission to take action against the clubs which use the term arena.
According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu has Galatasaray meanwhile has responded to the call of Erdogan. “Our board has decided the name of the stadium to change after a call of the president,” says the chairman of the football club.
The stadium Galatasary, with a capacity of 52.500 one of the largest in the country, will from Monday, the name Türk Telekom Stadyumu wear, report state media.
In addition to twintigvoudig champion Galatasaray, with Wesley Sneijder and Nigel de Jong are two players under contract, would other Turkish clubs now to consider the names of their stadiums to change.
The word arena would also be there to change it to the Turkish word for stadium. Among the other clubs who are implementing the change, is Besiktas, the frontrunner in the competition. The stadium of Besiktas is now called Vodafone Arena.