Bursaspor in talks with Real Madrid for Crocodile Arena inauguration game [divider]
Bursaspor are planning to inaugurate their new 45,000 seater Timsah (Crocodile) Arena stadium with a game against La Liga giants Real Madrid according to Bursa mayor Recep Altepe.
Altepe confirmed that the club are in talks with Real Madrid and that it looks like the game will go ahead.
“There is no problem right now, we are close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid but talks are ongoing,” Altepe told Eurosport TR.
Bursaspor’s new stadium project, the Timsah Arena is expected to be completed this summer.
Timsah actually means Crocodile in Turkish and it ties in with the clubs nickname – The Green Crocodiles.
The new stadium will have a 45,000 capacity and is being constructed within the vicinity of the regeneration of the Osmangazi area of Bursa.
The Timsah Arena will incorporate a crocodile head design making it one of the most unique stadiums in football.
Bursa with it’s 2.6 million population is Turkey’s fourth largest city, situated in the Marmara region, just a hours travelling distance from Istanbul.
The Timsah Arena will replace the current Bursaspor venue, the 25,000 capacity Bursa Atatürk stadium.