Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü

Short history

The Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium is a football stadium in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey, and is the home ground of Fenerbahçe S.K. The initial name was Fenerbahçe Stadi. The name of the stadium was changed in 1998, becoming Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, named after Fenerbahçe's legendary chairman and Turkey's 6th Prime Minister Şükrü Saracoğlu

The stadium was inaugurated in 1908 and renovated between 1999 and 2006. The stadium has gone through a complete rebuilding process, which involved each stand being demolished and rebuilt in turn. Each stand has been built closer to the pitch, getting the fans closer to the action on the field.

Important events

The Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium was selected to host the 2009 UEFA Cup Final that went down to history as the last Final of the UEFA Cup football tournament, which was replaced by the UEFA Europa League starting from the 2009–2010 season.