Hello, football fan! My name is Ogulcan(OG shortly) and I have been going to football games in and out of Istanbul since 2002.
There are 8 Istanbul teams in the Turkish Super Leauge at the moment: Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Galatasaray, Kasimpasa, Basaksehir, Pendikspor, Karagumruk and Istanbulspor.
Being an away fan is always fun in Turkey. You get to travel and visit different colorful towns. Istanbul is an enormous city with 22 million+ people living in it. So each town has some significant history and point of interest.
From the very west to the very east it can take approximately 3-4 hours to reach Istanbul. So this means regarding the location of the stadium we might have to drive for a while. Please ask the itinerary for each game you would like to attend.
In the derbies between the big three, for security reasons, away fans are not allowed since COVID-19. But do not worry. Other games in Istanbul are not being considered or categorized as big-deal derbies. So they are totally safe and fun! But if there is still a historical aspect and rivalry I will inform you and keep you updated about its story.
Let’s go have an adventure and be the minority that is hated by the majority in Istanbul!
*We will experience the match as fans of the team corresponding to the away side(right side) of the written football match.
*even though smoking in stadiums is forbidden this law does not apply and there is heavy smoking and secondhand smoke in all seats of the stadium
*seats are behind the goal and we stand during the entire match
*it might get very loud in the stadium please bring earmuffs if you think it would disturb you.