Çelik E., Berk Coşkun D.

IV. Baskent International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies, Ankara, Turkey, 4 - 06 August 2023, pp.315-316

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-316
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Football events which promote relationships have an important impact on the character of the city. Around and within the stadium where the event takes place on the match day, densities happen outside of the city's normal routine due to the match preparations, started by the fans and sports officials before the day of the football matches. This study examines the accessibility of Vodafone Park Stadium and the surrounding area, which are located in Istanbul's Besiktas neighborhood and are home to the Besiktas Gymnastics Club on match days and other days. On the day of the match at Vodafone Park Stadium, the number of fans and the flow of traffic were both observed. In order to test the accessibility of the field on match day and other days, a survey was also given to field users. The location of the stadium and the surrounding area, which is a place that is frequently visited outside of match days, has altered, and it has been developed that the accessibility of the usage of public space has changed as a result. In the context of this transformation, it has been determined that the experience offered to those who come to the match as fans has created problems for the routine user of the city. The proper use of the stadium entrance and the surrounding area, which were designated as public spaces in the stadium design decisions, has been found to be relatively insufficient during matches. The tradition of using public space for pre-match events and socializing has been investigated in the context of the uncertainty of the infinity of the public space. On match days, this practice leaks over along Dolmabahce Avenue to Besiktas Square and its surroundings, including the Sairler Sofas Park, has been examined within the context of the ambiguity of the infinity of the public space.