With the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four set to begin on May 11, Euroleague Basketball is working on a daily basis to ensure that all ticket-holding fans enjoy the best possible environment throughout each and every game to be played at state-of-the-art Sinan Erdem Arena in beautiful Istanbul.
With the cooperation of the local authorities in Turkey, the Turkish Basketball Federation and Detur and the participating Final Four teams, a plan for making sure that fans can show their devotion to the fullest in a safe atmosphere is an absolute priority throughout the event.
To that end, Euroleague Basketball would like to communicate the following advice:
- The 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four is sold out. No more tickets are available. Fans should not travel to Istanbul without tickets or with the expectation of buying tickets there. Only legitimate ticket-holders will be allowed access to the arena vicinity.
- Official tickets only permit their holders to enter Sinan Erdem Arena once on Friday and once on Sunday. Ticket-holders will not be permitted to leave the arena and return. Ticket-reading machines at each entrance will only allow the same ticket to pass through the doors once for each day of games. As such, tickets that have entered Sinan Erdem Arena already and then leave the arena will not be valid for re-entry the same day.
- The Fans Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced at all Final Four games. Among its provisions, the code prohibits keys and coins to be brought into the arena. Ticket-holders should not bring either keys or coins to the games, as they will be required to forfeit both before entering the arena. The code also prohibits smoking inside the arena.
- Each qualified team's fans will have a designated entrance door to Sinan Erdem Arena. Each team’s fans – as they identified themselves when purchasing their tickets – will be allowed to enter only through its designated door to the arena in order to avoid any incidents.
Euroleague Basketball and the participating clubs are committed to another Final Four that lets fans show the passion of European basketball by guaranteeing them a safe and secure environment in which to do so.