Turkish side Bursaspor are planning a unique reptile design for their new stadium in what they hope will become of the most bizarre and novel stadiums in the world – according to Yahoo Sports.
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They have taken inspiration for their stadium from the club’s nickname, the “Green Crocodiles”. As you can see in the video below, the design features a crocodile wrapped around exterior of the ground, with a giant screen in the crocodile’s mouth.
The Timsah Arena (Crocodile Arena) will be opened later this year and will have a capacity of 42,000.
The Turkish club won their first title in 2009-2010, becoming only the second club outside Istanbul to win a title after Trabzonspor won one in 1976. Before winning their first title they had never finished in the top three.
In the subsequent group stages of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League, Bursaspor were drawn in the same group as Manchester United, Rangers, and Valencia. They ultimately finished last with just one point thanks to a 1-1 draw with the Scottish champions.