THF Sport Hall

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THF Sport Hall
THF Spor Salonu
Location Hollanda Cad. 47,
Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Coordinates 39°52′25″N 32°51′16″E / 39.87361°N 32.85444°E / 39.87361; 32.85444Coordinates: 39°52′25″N 32°51′16″E / 39.87361°N 32.85444°E / 39.87361; 32.85444
Owner Turkey Handball Federation
Capacity 2,700
Broke ground October 21, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-10-21)
Opened October 3, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-10-03)
Construction cost Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png11 million
(approx.US$ 6.145 as of October 2012

The THF Sport Hall (Turkish: THF Spor Salonu) is an indoor arena for handball matches located in Ankara, Turkey. It is situated within the THF complex. The venue, having a seating capacity of 2,700, was opened in 2012.

The Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Turkey Handball Federation (THF) decided the building of a handball-dedicated sports venue in Ankara on May 23, 2011.[1][2] The construction began with ground breaking on October 21, 2011, and completed in June 2012.[3] The venue opened officially on October 3, 2013.[4][5][6] The construction cost of Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png11 million (approx.US$ 6.145 as of October 2012) was funded by the ministry.[1][7] The venue is situated at Yıldızevler, Hilal neighborhood of Çankaya district in Ankara.[8]

The first event the venue hosted was a match for the 2013 World Women's Handball Championship qualification playoffs between the national teams of Turkey and Azerbaijan played on the opening day.[4][5] The tournament's all the Group D matches were held also at the THF Sport Hall. Qualified for the playoff round, the Turkish team will play their first leg match against the Danish nationals at the venue.[9][10] The Turkey national handball team plays their home matches in the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship Qualification - Phase 2 at the THF Sport Hall.[11]

The venue hosts all the Handball Super League and Women's Handball Super League matches scheduled in Ankara.[1][7][12]

International competitions hosted[edit]


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