Besiktas will play Liverpool & Bursaspor at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium [divider]
Beşiktaş will play play their last two home games at the Atatürk Olympic stadium against Liverpool and Bursaspor.
Black Eagles president Fikret Orman revealed that they requested for the Süper Lig match against Bursaspor to be played in Ankara however, the Green Crocodiles refused.
“We will play our home games against Balıkesirspor and Mersin in Ankara however, Bursaspor declined our offer to play in Ankara so we will play them at the Atatürk Olympic stadium,” Orman told Radyospor.
The İnönü stadium is currently being expanded, Beşiktaş have had to play at temporary stadiums as a result.
The new Beşiktaş stadium will be a state of the art 41,903 seater sporting venue however, the Black Eagles have struggled at their first choice home venue – Atatürk Olympic Stadium – this season.
Beşiktaş had their final Europa League Group C game against Tottenham halted twice due to power cuts at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.
The stadium operators have now reached an agreement with the Turkish energy company AKSA to ensure there are no power failures in the Europa League Round of 32 match against Liverpool.
Beşiktaş have to play Liverpool at the Olympic stadium due to having already submitted the stadium as their home ground to UEFA.
The Olympic stadium has fond memories for Liverpool fans as it was where the Reds won the 2005 Champions League against AC Milan.
The Black Eagles have played in five different stadiums this season in three different cities. The Atatürk Olympic, the Başakşehir stadium and the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stadium in Istanbul. Beşiktaş have also played games in Konya and Ankara.