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Sinan Erdem Arena

The Final Four of the Euroleague in Istanbul will take place this Friday through Sunday. For Barça fans accompanying the team to Turkey, in order to ensure the best possible experience during the tournament, we present the following information:

How to get to the Sinan Erdem Arena

The Final Foul returns to Istanbul after 20 years, and this time the tournament will be played in the spectacular Sinan Erdem Arena. The Euroleague suggests that fans should use public transport to reach the Area and that fans should avoid trying to get to the Arena in private vehicles. Here’s an overview of how to get to the Arena from different parts of the city.

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More information and directions on how to get to the Arena


Location of the Fan Zone

The Euroleague has set up a dedicated area for fans in the center of Istanbul, this center is called the Devotion Fan Zone. The Devotion Fan Zone, open from 10.00 through 20.00, will remain open throughout the duration of the Final Four tournament. The Devotion Fan Zone is located in the Tazsim Gezi park, which is very close to Taksim Square. There will be musical performances, visits from legendary Euroleague players, basketball courts, children areas and contests for fans.

Security rules and procedures of the Arena

It’s important that fans know the security rules before entering the Sinam Erdem Arena:

- Persons that are under the influence of alcohol, medications or psychotropic drugs or stimulants will not be allowed entry into the Arena. In the event that an individual is already inside and under the influence, he/she will be escorted out. The price of the ticket will not be refunded.

- Reentry into the Arena is not allowed on match days.

- Reselling tickets is prohibited.

- Ticket holders will enter the Arena at their own risk. In the event of injury, ticket holders must notify Arena staff.

- In order to ensure security for all fans, ticket holders and their belongings are subject to security checks. It’s advisable to arrive at the Arena two hours before the start of any match.

- It’s prohibited to bring the following items into the arena: alcoholic beverages, food, bottles, cans or receptacles into the Arena. Narcotics, psychotropic drugs or stimulants, political literature or publications, glass and toxic substances, bags larger than the stipulated size, weapons, objects that can be used as weapons, professional video and photography cameras, flares, fireworks, explosives or generally flammable substances, animals (with the exception of seeing eye dogs), laser pointers, loud speakers, flags or posters larger than 1.5m x 2m.

- The use of flags, symbols, emblems or texts that may, directly or indirectly, incite violence, or be considered discriminatory are also prohibited.

- Smoking is not allowed in the Arena.

- Musical instruments are allowed within the Arena, but the owner of said instrument must present specific identification and be cleared by one of the Final Four teams to the Euroleague. Drums must be transparent.

More security information.

Final Four schedule

SEMIFINALS

Friday, May 11, 17.00 h
CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

Friday, May 11, 20.00 h
Olympiacos Piraeus – FC Barcelona Regal

THIRD PLACE MATCH

Sunday, May 13, 17.00 h
Loser of semifinal 1 – Loser of semifinal 2

FINAL

Sunday, May 13, 20.00 h
Winner of semifinal 1 – Winner of semifinal 2

 

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