Football is played after sunset

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Throughout the summer months a lot of sport is played in Alanya and, as in many other places, football is number one on the list. Although the greatest football teams in Turkey - Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas – all belong to Istanbul, support for them is not lacking in Alanya.
It is particularly popular to play football at small artificial pitches, with the same goal size as handball, but the hours of the games are a little special.
During the day and the evening work is the priority and, in addition, the high temperatures in the daytime make it impossible to play. Football therefore is played after 10pm. In this way everybody can attend and the heat is bearable too.
In Alanya there are five pitches of this type. The most central is located in Damlatas Street near the cave of the same name.
One hour’s playing time costs approximately 15 euro and the pitch needs to be booked in advance. This should be done in person.

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