Ali Daei Stadium

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Ali Daei Stadium
ورزشگاه علی دایی
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Full nameAli Daei Stadium
LocationArdabil, Iran
OwnerArdabil Municipality
Capacity20,000
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Broke ground1992
Built1992–2000
Opened23 May 2008
ArchitectMohammad Ali Rooni
Tenants
Shahrdari Ardabil (2008–present)

The Ali Daei Stadium (Persian: ورزشگاه علی دایی‎) is a 20,000 seater stadium in Ardabil, Iran. The seated capacity may in due course be increased to 30,000. The stadium is part of a much larger sports complex that extends over 40,000 square meters. The stadium's car park has a capacity of 7,000. It's named in honour of Ali Daei, former captain and manager of Iran national football team and Persepolis.

It was opened on 23 May 2008 in memory of the Liberation of Khorramshahr, a friendly match was played between the Iran national football team and Saipa F.C. in front of 20,000 fans who were admitted for free in a 6-0 win for Team Melli. The stadium was designed by architect Mohammad Ali Rooni.

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Coordinates: 38°19′6.1″N 48°21′0.05″E / 38.318361°N 48.3500139°E / 38.318361; 48.3500139