Takhti Stadium (Mashhad)

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Full name Takhti Stadium
Former names Zibandeh, Saadabad
Location Mashhad, Iran
Owner Khorasan Razavi Football Association
Operator Khorasan Razavi Football Association
15,000 (Football)
Surface Grass
Built 1951
Payam Mashhad F.C.
F.C. Aboomoslem(until 2004)

The Takhti Stadium (Persian: استاديوم تختی‎) formerly known by names as Zibandeh and later Saadabad Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Mashhad, Iran. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Payam Mashhad F.C..[1] The stadium holds 15,000 people.[2] Prior to 2004, it was also the home ground of F.C. Aboomoslem.


The complex is composed of two grass fields which hosts football matches and used for training purposes. There are also other sporting facilities such as Swimming Pool which is used by the local swimming team Mojhaye Abi.

Special Events[edit]

On February 5, 1985, Takhti Stadium was the venue of an International Friendly match between Iran national football team and North Korea national football team. The result was 1-0 for Iran, Shahin Bayani scored the goal.[3]

From 15 October - 17 October 2001, AK Pipe International Cup was played at this venue.

Notable matches[edit]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Competition Attendance Remarks
1973[4] Abumoslem 0–0 Neftiyanik Baku Friendly match ?
1973[5] Abumoslem 3–0 Taj SC Takht Jamshid Cup ? Nasser Hejazi had protested a goal scored as result of Akbar Misaghian great out throw, the game was abandoned and later awarded to Abumoslem 3-0.
5 February 1985[6] Iran 1–0 North Korea Friendly match 17,000 Hosted the first and only national team match in Mashhad
1988 Payam 0–0 Persepolis 1988/89 Qods League ? Tehran giants Persepolis held scoreless
1990 Khorasan XI 0–0 Iran Friendly match 15,000 National team agreed to play Khorasan XI only if Mohammad Azam didn't feature for Khorasan XI.
1991 Abumoslem 0-1 Payam Khorasan Football League ? Mashhad derby
1991 Abumoslem 1–0 Persepolis 1991/92 Azadegan League ? Tehran giants Persepolis lost in Mashhad for the first time, Ali Hanteh scored the goal.
1996[7] Payam 2–1 Esteghlal Azadegan League 1996–97 ? Tehran giants Esteghlal defeated
6 January 1997[8] Payam 0–0 Persepolis Azadegan League 1996–97 ? Persepolis held scoreless
21 May 2000[9] Abumoslem 0-0 Esteghlal Azadegan League 1999-2000 ? Esteghlal held scoreless
20 April 2001[10] Abumoslem 2-1 Payam Second Division 2000/01 ? Mashhad derby
16 April 2002[11] Abumoslem 1-1 Persepolis 2001–02 Iran Pro League ? Persepolis tie in Mashhad
19 May 2002[12] Abumoslem 1-1 Esteghlal 2001–02 Iran Pro League 10,000 Esteghlal tie in Mashhad
8 November 2002[13] Abumoslem 2-2 Esteghlal 2002–03 Iran Pro League 12,000 Esteghlal tie in Mashhad
12 May 2004[14] Payam 3-2 Persepolis 2003/04 Hazfi Cup Round of 16 10,000 Persepolis defeated
26 November 2009[15] Payam 1–0 Gaz Sarakhs 2009/10 Hazfi Cup ? Duel of Khorasan physical game 2 red carded and 6 yellow