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Mersin Med Games Stadium at the ready

Mersin Stadium is at 90% physical completion. The 25,000 capacity stadium will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XVIIth Mediterranean Games (20-30 June) in Mersin, Turkey, and be home of football club Mersin Idman Yurdu Sports Club.

Developed by the Ministry of Sports and Youth as part of a national programme, the stadium meets UEFA standards. There are now 1,500 people working at the venue to prepare for the opening ceremony, with a further 2,000 working in the background to prepare materials and equipment.

Construction numbers include:

  • 80,000 cubic metres of concrete
  • 8,500 tonnes of construction iron
  • 4,000 tonnes of steel
  • 8,000 tonnes of precast elements
  • 200,000+ tonnes of aggregate

The stadium has 54 corporate suites, a multi-storey car park (1,300 cars), a police station, a medical centre, a restaurant and shops.

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