Since, at the beginning, only individual sports were being practiced in the Osman Pasha Mansion, there was no need for team colours or uniform. However, as the number of active sportsmen increased each passing day; Mehmet Şamil Bey, who had graduated from a well-known French school, asked the Founders Committee to hold a meeting on finding a badge for the club. He removed the pin badge he used in his school days bearing the colours of his school from his lapel and showed it around. He said, “We must have a crest just like this one, and all club members must wear it.” Those attending the meeting eagerly agreed to Mehmet Şamil Bey’s proposal. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that the colours of the Club would be shown on the crest. The two principal colors of nature in full contrast to each other were chosen as the Club colours: Black and White…
Following the 1918 Mondros Treaty, Istanbul was conquered by the foreign forces. This period was not easy for the club and in consequence of this most of the rewards, cups and medals were lost in this period. However Beşiktaş managed to survıve and started sports activities in all branches just after the war.
Beşiktaş football team received the first cup of championship in 1920 after beating Darüssafaka 2-1. It was the first cup that club won in soccer in history.
Following the declerations of the Republic in 1923 the name of the club has been changed for the last time and became “Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü” (Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club)
During the last 109 years Beşiktaş JK has the honor of being active in more then 25 branches in sports history of Turkey and supporting sport activities and creating sports facilities for the youth.
Beşiktaş JK organized “Atatürk Sports Day” together with Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Günesspor on 24 May 1935. Later with the proposal of Beşiktaş JK “19 May Youth and Sports Festival” has been celebrated every year.
Beşiktaş is a multi-sports club and competes in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis, boxing, bridge, wrestling, rowing, beach football, gymnastics, chess and disabled sports with many major honours won in each.
BJK İnönü Stadium was constructed in 2nd president İsmet İnönü period in 19th May 1947. The first match was played between Beşiktaş JK and Swedish side AIK Stockholm. The renovation of stadium has been completed in 2004. The size of the football pitch is 105X68m required by the UEFA. The tartan track was removed within the scope of these activities and the ground was lowered by 4 meters to increase the capacity of the stadium to 32.086 people. It complies with the UEFA standards.
BJK Nevzat Demir Tesisleri
Beşiktaş J.K. Nevzat Demir Facilities covers an area of 145 000 m2. The facility comprises the Professional Soccer Team Camping Building, Youth Teams Camping Buildings, Press Center and 4 grass training fields and recreation areas of 30.000 m2 in total.
BJK Akatlar Arena
It is built on an area of 45.000 square meters. The Basketball and Volleyball Teams play their matches in this hall. It has a capacity of 3200 for sports games, and 4500 for shows, concerts and other entertainment events. The illumination and parquet flooring of the hall comply with the FIBA standards; it is fully air conditioned.
BJK Süleyman Seba Sports Hall
Opened in 1999, the modern sports hall meets all international specifications for the peak indoor sports, and with its 1500 seating capacity, plays host to various basketball, volleyball, handball games on the national and international level.
Beşiktaş JK Fuel Station
The BJK filling station it has an area of 300m2. Was commissionedon March 04, 2000.
Beşiktaş JK Pendik
Built in 1990 on the shore of Marmara Sea solely for the Beşiktaş rowing team, the 700 m2 facility enables the rowers to train for the national and international competitions.
Beşiktaş JK College
Opened in 1997 as a day-care-center and elementary school, BJK College now offers quality secondary education to young girls and boys as a result of the Ministry’s commitment and great community campaign.
Beşiktaş JK Plaza (Headquarter)
The B Block of the plaza, the construction of which was completed in 1995, belongs to BJK. There are shops in the ground floor of the 13-floor plaza, while offices are located on other floors. BJK runs its activities on the 1st floor of the B Block and the building entirely belongs to the club.
Beşiktaş JK Museum is located inside the Inonu Stadium in Beşiktaş. Opened its doors on November 11, 2001 the museum granted the status of “First Private Sports Museum of Turkey” by the Ministry of Culture on June 28, 2007.
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