Bursaspor prepare for Turkish Cup final encounter with Galatasaray

Bursaspor have begun preparations for next weeks Ziraat Turkish Cup final clash with Galatasaray. The game will be played at the Bursa Ataturk stadium on Wednesday, kick-off is at 18:30 (GMT).

Senol Gunes headed todays session at the Özlüce training facility. The experienced manager’s squad goes into the final with a clean bill of health.

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The game will be the last game played at the Bursa Ataturk stadium. 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.