Çotanak Stadyumu is a stadium based in Giresun, Turkey. It is used for Giresunspor soccer matches and replaces the old Giresun Atatürk Stadı built in 1950.
The stadium is part of the Çotanak Sports Complex, a modern complex that also has a multi-sports hall, a training center and an Olympic swimming pool. Its construction was part of the Turkish Ministry of Sports’ sports arena construction and modernization project. The name of the stadium refers to Giresun’s main agricultural product: hazelnut cultivation. In Turkish, “Çotanak” is the foliage of the hazelnut, which can be seen on the team’s coat of arms.
The construction of the stadium began in November 2016, with a completion date initially scheduled for mid-20181, however, the work has experienced delays, it will be delivered in late 2020, its official opening took place on January 24, 2021 with the match between Giresunspor and Balıkesirspor, which ended with the victory of the local club by 1-0, in a match of the Turkish second division.
The roof of the stadium gives the impression of being larger than it actually is due to the irregular shape of the stands. The roof is made of a huge PVC membrane of 25,000 m² and provides full protection from the frequent rains of the humid Black Sea region. The rounded shapes of the stadium and the sports center refer to the hills surrounding the sports complex.
Latest Update - 27.02.2023