Turkey has an ambitious programme to host further major sporting events offering various opportunities for investors with its rich background.
ξ ξ Global Sports Sector in Turkey
ξ Turkey has a well-established background in all sorts of sports. Popular sports like soccer,
basketball and volleyball have a considerable number of players and supporters in the country.
Also, Turkey’s rich geography makes it an ideal place for alternative sports such as golfing,
yachting, mountaineering, and skiing.
ξ In Turkey, there are over 11,000 sport clubs. There are around 2 million local registered
players and approximately 3,900 international registered players.
ξ Having a high rate youth population, which is approximately 13 million (between the
ages 15-24) of a population of 74 million, the demand is always increasing for all types
of sports, thus investments.
ξ Turkey participated with 181 players in the London Olympics 2012.
International events, organisations and an increasing demand for sport areas, call for
procurement, design, consultancy and construction opportunities.
Turkey has shown great performance at hosting international sports events in recent years. Those
events have provided enormous investment opportunities
Recent activities undertaken include:
ξ Universiade 2011 took place in Erzurum with 58 nations, 1880 athletes competing and 849
ξ European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2011 took place in Trabzon where 4000
athletes participated from 49 countries.
ξ Istanbul 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Turkey has an ambitious programme to host further major sporting events offering various
opportunities for investors with its rich background.
ξ Candidate to host 2020 Olympics in Istanbul.
ξ Candidate to host UEFA Europe league 2020.
ξ Candidate to host Expo 2020 in Izmir
ξ Mersin Mediterranean Games 2013
ξ Ski Resorts; Kayseri Erciyes Mountain Ski Resort Development
ξ Building Stadiums; sustainable design stadiums to be constructed
ξ Building Olympics Village; Mersin Mediterranean Games 2012 for 6,000 capacity
ξ Accommodation Facilities
ξ Olympics Consultancy
ξ Sustainable design-construction & trainings
ξ International coordination for youth camps
ξ University Sports competition facilities consultancy
ξ Legacy planning
ξ Low carbon solutions
ξ Procurement of high quality products to design and construct new sport areas such as
school gardens, stadiums etc
ξ Golf Areas Design
Latest export opportunities in Global Sports Projects
Latest export opportunities in Turkey
Getting into the market
ξ By following up local tenders
ξ By contacting local investors
ξ Liaison with key government institutions and organisations;
ξ TOKI (Housing Development Administration of Turkey)
ξ Greater Municipalities (mainly Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara)
ξ Ministry of Youth and Sports
ξ Olympics Committee
ξ Regional Development Agencies
Attending to local exhibitions to meet all local investors
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Latest events in Global Sports Projects sector
Sport Expo 2012 Istanbul 31-02.09.2012
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