Vodafone Arena turf will be superior to Arsenal’s Emirates says Besiktas boss

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has revealed that the Vodafone Arena stadium is nearing completion and will be opened with an inauguration ceremony on 10 April 2016.

The turf is currently being laid and Orman has underlined that the grass being used is based on Arsenal’s stadium at the Emirates but that due to the latest technology being used it will be at a superior standard.

Speaking at a press conference regarding the stadium Orman said: “We investigated the turf at the Emirates beforehand and our pitch will be using the latest technology and be to a higher standard than the Emirates.”

Besiktas have been footballing nomads for the past three seasons having not played a single home game due to the stadium construction project.

The Black Eagles have played home games temporarily around Istanbul as well as Ankara and Konya.

Slaven Bilic never actually got to manager Besiktas for a single home game during his two seasons at the club.

The new stadium will be a 41,903 seater state of the heart stadium walking distance from the Bosphorus and iconic Dolmabahce stadium right in the heart of the Besiktas district.

The stadium will be named after Vodafone due to a recently signed a $145 million deal with the telecommunications company which included shirt sponsorship as well as the stadium naming rights.