Besiktas' amazing new stadium had a crazy opening day

Great goals, a pre-match riot and a red card were all part of the opening day of Besiktas' new stadium - the 42,000 seat Vodafone Arena that includes 'smart' lounge areas that have screens built-in to the chairs in front of them and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma during the Turkish Super League match between Besiktas and Bursaspor in Istanbul, Turkey, 11 April 2016. Source: EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Here is Besiktas' new $100 million stadium; Vodafone Arena

Vodafone arena


Vodafone arena


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It includes screens in the back of some seats to watch replays

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Before the opening match some supporters clash with riot police who used water cannons and tear gas

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Inside the stadium, the action was great, Mario Gomez opened the scoring

 



And they were winning 3-2 against Bursaspor when Besiktas winger Ricardo Quaresma was sent off

 



But Besiktas held on to win 3-2 and had some pretty decent post match celebrations


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Published 13 April 2016 at 1:53pm
By Nick Stoll