The match between Galatasaray and Real Madrid of the UEFA Champions League that was held on 9th April 2013, attracted a huge crowd (around 52,044) in this stadium.
Ali Sami Yen SporKompleksi -Türk Telekom Arena is one of the premier stadiums, located on the European side of Istanbul. This is the first ever stadium in Turkey that completey met the requirements of the UEFA Euro 2016 during the selection for hosting the European Championship. In fact, this stadium is the home ground for the Super Lig Club Galatasaray SK. The stadium came into0 existance in 2007 and a grand inauguration ceremony followed after the opening of the stadium on 13th December 2007 which was an honorable moment in the history of Turkey and Istanbul sports. The memorable ceremony witnessed the auspicious presence of the Minister of Sports of Turkey along with few other ministers and eminent players of the football clubs. However, the construction and renovation went on till 2011 and finally it opened on 15th January 2011. The stadium is said to support the spectator capacity of almost 52,65 and has been transformed into a concert hall various times.
The stadium was one of the main venues of the UEFA Champions League 2013.
On 7th June 2012, a concert was held at this stadium where superstar Madonna performed as a part of her "MDNA Tour".
It has registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Record for its "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium" on 18th March 2011 by recording 131.76 decibels.
Tom Clancy has mentioned Galatasaray and Turk Telekom in his 2012 novel “Threat Vector”.