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PROJECT NEWS: Beşiktaş sign Vodafone to new stadium naming rights

Top Turkish football club Beşiktaş has signed a preliminary agreement with Vodafone Türkiye for shirt sponsorship and naming rights to the team’s new stadium, reports Inside World Football. The final agreement, which is expected to be signed shortly, is expected to be worth €20 million annually.

Demolition work has already started on the old Fiyapı İnönü Stadium (pictured) with a new €120 million, 42,000 capacity stadium to be built on the same site.

Inside World Football reports that Besiktas president Fikret Orman said: “The Besiktas stadium project is most valuable in terms of guaranteeing the club’s future. It will not only host football games, but also international events. The capacity will be increased and it will become one of the world’s most modern stadiums.”

Media reports in Turkey suggest that the new stadium will retain the name Inönü – with speculation that it will be named the Vodafone Inönü Stadium or possibly the Inönü Vodafone Stadium.

Image credit: Populous for new stadium rendering

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