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Istanbul – EuroLeague 2017 Final Four Guide

Five years after, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four returns to Istanbul and to the Sinan Erdem Dome on May 19th and 21st. Without doubt, the matches between Europe’s best four basketball teams (CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahçe, Real Madrid, and Olympiacos) will be breathtaking. In this blog post, you can find useful information and recommendations regarding EuroLeague 2017 Final Four taking place in Istanbul.



Friday, May 19th

17.30 C.E.T – CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos @ Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome

20.30 C.E.T – Fenerbahçe vs. Real Madrid @ Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome











Sunday, May 21st

17.00 C.E.T – Third Place Game @ Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome

20.00 C.E.T – Championship Game @ Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome


General Public Tickets of EuroLeague 2017 Final Four are sold out, but there are still tickets available through the official marketplaces: Viagogo and Detur. For more information please visit:

Stadium: Sinan Erdem Dome

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2017 Final Four matches will be played at the Sinan Erdem Dome located in Ataköy/Bakırköy, European side of the city. Built in 2010, the Sinan Erdem Dome is the largest multi-purpose indoor arenas in Turkey with an approximate capacity of 17,000. Special for EuroLeague 2017 Final Four, the seats were renewed and Europe’s largest cube screen was placed to the Sinan Erdem Dome.

The Sinan Erdem Dome

The Sinan Erdem Dome

Since 2010, the Sinan Erdem Dome hosted several important tournaments and matches such as: 2010 FIBA World Championship knockout stage and final, 2011 WTA Tour Championships, EuroLeague 2012 Final Four, 2012 WTA Tour Championships, and 2013 WTA Tour Championships. In addition, since 2010 the Sinan Erdem Dome has been  home to Turkish national basketball team.

The Sinan Erdem Dome during EuroLeague 2012 Final Four

The Sinan Erdem Dome during EuroLeague 2012 Final Four










Located in Ataköy/Bakırköy, the Sinan Erdem Dome is very close to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and its environs are mainly residential apartments.

Transportation to Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul

Situated in Ataköy/Bakırköy, the Sinan Erdem Dome is a public transportation friendly arena. The Sinan Erdem Dome is only five minutes walking distance from Ataköy-Şirinevler Metrobus Stop and Ataköy Metro Stop (Line M1). In addition, the Sinan Erdem Dome has a big open-air parking area with a capacity of 1,500.

Alican Kutlay
Archaeologist and art historian based in Istanbul. Istanbul and Turkish Psychedelic Music geek. #ListenToTurkishPsychedelic