Gençlerbirliği S.K.

Short history

Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium (Turkish: Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadyumu) is the home venue of Ankara's Süper Lig football club Gençlerbirliği S.K.

The stadium, designed by architect Paolo Vietti-Violi, was built in 1935 and is part of the 19 Mayıs Sports Complex, which is located in the Ulus district. The stadium has a capacity of 19.209 (all-seater) spectators.

The stadium is named after the date May 19, 1919, when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrived at Samsun to start the Turkish War of Independence.

Important events

Official ceremonies to celebrate the May 19th Youth and Sports Day are being held in this stadium.