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THAT is now overwhelming! See the crocodile-shaped football stadium in Turkey, with sports fans entering through its mouth

  • The giant crocodile stadium is located in Bursa in northwestern Turkey and can accommodate up to 44,000 fans
  • On match days, the giant reptile’s teeth and eyes light up for added effect
  • The arena, called Timsah Park, which translates to ‘Crocodile Park’ in English, opened in December 2015

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It’s definitely a sassy look.

The city of Bursa in northwestern Turkey is home to a 44,000-seat arena shaped like a giant crocodile.

Shading the tower blocks around it, the green-hued stadium has an entryway that allows sports fans to walk into the reptile’s mouth, with its body curved around the pitch.

The city of Bursa in northwestern Turkey is home to a 44,000-seat arena shaped like a giant crocodile

A shot of the stadium taken in 2017. The complex cost approximately £8 million ($8.5 million) to build

A shot of the stadium taken in 2017. The complex cost approximately £8 million ($8.5 million) to build

On match days, the crocodile’s teeth and eyes light up for added effect.

Named Timsah Park, which translates to ‘Crocodile Park’ in English, the arena opened in December 2015 after a four-year construction project costing in the region of £8 million ($8.5 million).

The design is apparently inspired by the stadium’s home team, Bursaspor, as the club is nicknamed ‘green crocodiles’.

According to the YouTube channel Gran Turism Football StadiumTimsah Park also has an underground car park for more than 640 cars, 35 catering points and 789 toilets.

On match days, the crocodile's teeth and eyes light up for extra effect

On match days, the crocodile’s teeth and eyes light up for extra effect

The design is apparently inspired by the stadium's home team, Bursaspor, as the club has been nicknamed the 'Green Crocodiles'.

The design is apparently inspired by the stadium’s home team, Bursaspor, as the club has been nicknamed the ‘Green Crocodiles’.

In December 2017, the stadium witnessed a record attendance of 38,108, when Bursaspor played against Istanbul-based rivals Fenerbahce.

And what do the citizens think? Twitter user Gokhan Keskin described it as “the best stadium in the world,” while “@FuzzyRuckus” called it “epic.”

For those who want to visit Timsah Park, it is located about five kilometers from the city ​​center, in the northwestern region of the city.

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