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.