When should a theme dedicated website covering a sports story you ask? When that sport story is about the most incredibly themed sports arena to be imagined! It looks like the “green light” has been finally set for Turkey’s Burasapor football (soccer) team, the Green Crocodiles to have their stadium built.
And why is a purpose-built stadium newsworthy? When your team are called the Crocodiles, you want to make an impression. The idea for that impression was proposed back in 2010 and till now has been under development and delayed. It now looks like the construction may actually happen. The impressive theming of the exterior, once built is certain to entertain all fans and put fear into the hearts of the opposing teams.
The partially covered stadium’s exterior will feature a rounded cornered square structure that looks like a large green crocodile curled up and waiting to strike. With eyes that light up (search lights) a wide open mouth (sadly according to the plans, not the entry to the stadium), this imposing exterior decked out in a striking green striping cover will be a spectacle and centrepiece for the city.
It is amazing to see more venues taking on this sort of challenge and incorporating purpose-built theming into the design of these structures. It adds to the flavour of the event as well as promoting a genuine spirit of the fans and players. In addition it would certainly boost tourist dollars. Who wouldn’t want a picture in front of that giant croc mouth?
As permits are signed and construction begins, we will keep you updated.