Takhti Stadium (Tabriz)

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Takhti Stadium
"Bağ Şumal"
Full name Takhti Stadium of Tabriz
Former names Bagh Shomal Stadium (1949–1979)
Location Tabriz, Iran
Owner Physical Education Organization
Capacity 25,000[1]
Surface Grass
Built 1949[1]
Opened 12 January 1950
Renovated 1957, 1975
Machine Sazi (1969–present)
Tractor Sazi (1970–1996)

The Takhti Stadium2 (Persian: ورزشگاه تختي‎‎) formerly known as Bagh Shomal Stadium3 (Persian: ورزشگاه باغ شمال‎‎) is a multi-use stadium in Tabriz, Iran.[1] It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Iran Pro League team Machine Sazi. The stadium holds 25,000 people. Iran Team Melli's largest ever victory took place in this stadium, in the match against Guam on 24 November 2000 in which Iran won by 19–0.[2]

Important games[edit]

AFC Asian Cup 1976[edit]

On 1976, part of 1976 AFC Asian Cup games held in Bagh Shomal Stadium.[3] The field of six teams was split into two groups of three. The games of Group A, including Kuwait, China PR and Malaysia were hosted by Tabriz.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
3 June 1976  Kuwait 2-0  Malaysia 1976 AFC Asian Cup
5 June 1976  China PR 1-1  Malaysia 1976 AFC Asian Cup
7 June 1976  China PR 0-1  Kuwait 1976 AFC Asian Cup

Iran National Football Team[4][edit]

Takhti Stadium was also hosted some of Iran national football team matches, including the first round of 2002 World Cup qualification, and the 2002 LG Cup tournament which was held among the football national teams of Iran, Paraguay, Morocco and South Africa. Takhti Stadium has played host to the friendly matches involving the Iran national football team.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
1976 Iran Iran 1-1 Azerbaijan Team Friendly
17 May 1996 Iran Iran 2–0 Qatar Qatar Friendly
21 April 1997 Iran Iran 3–0 Kenya Kenya Friendly
24 November 2000 Iran Iran 19-0 Guam Guam 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
28 November 2000 Iran Iran 2-0 Tajikistan Tajikistan 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2002 Iran Iran 1-11  Morocco 2002 LG Cup
2002 Iran Iran 1-11  Paraguay 2002 LG Cup

Other National Football Team[edit]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
26 November 2000 Tajikistan Tajikistan 16-0 Guam Guam 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2002  Morocco Unknwon  Paraguay 2002 LG Cup

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Iran national football team won at Penalty.
  2. ^ Official name.
  3. ^ Pre-revolutionary name and still common among native peoples.


Coordinates: 38°04′03″N 46°18′05″E / 38.067403°N 46.301515°E / 38.067403; 46.301515