Besiktas to invite Chelsea, Man Utd & Newcastle to Vodafone Arena Opening Ceremony

Besiktas to invite Chelsea, Man Utd & Newcastle to Vodafone Arena Opening Ceremony   [divider]

Beşiktaş have invited Premier League giants Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United to the Vodafone Arena opening ceremony at the end of the season according to the Milliyet.

The Black Eagles had initially planned to inaugurate their new stadium with a game against Barcelona.

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Beşiktaş are now reported to be organising a friendly tournament involving two groups of four teams each.

The games will be 45 minutes each, similar to the Soma charity tournament played between the Eagles, Fenerbahçe and Chelsea in the summer.

Beşiktaş will also invite Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich to the friendly tournament.

The İnonü stadium is currently being rebuilt, the new Vodafone arena will be a state of the art, 41,903 seater stadium.

Beşiktaş recently signed a $145 million deal with Vodafone which included shirt sponsorship as well as the stadium naming rights.

Vodafone reached a sponsorship agreement for $29 million which will see the company brand advertised on the front of the shirt for 3+2 years.

The İnonü will be renamed the Vodafone Arena when it is completed.

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