(Video) Crocodile Arena nearing competition

The 45,000 capacity Bursaspor Timsah (Crocodile) Arena stadium project is nearing completion.

The latest status of the stadium construction was filmed via drone by Eyup Aydin. The Timsah Arena is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2015-16 season.

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. The crocodile head has yet to be added but the rest of the stadium wheel has been completed.

The stadium will be connected to the city centre via a direct metro link. Bursaspor are planning to inaugurate the new stadium with a game against La Liga giants Real Madrid according to city mayor Recep Altepe.

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.