Shahid Bahonar Stadium

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Shahid Bahonar Stadium
Emam Ali Stadium
Kerman Stadium
Full name Shahid Bahonar Kerman Stadium
Location Kerman, Iran
Coordinates 30°16′15″N 56°59′12″E / 30.270857°N 56.986629°E / 30.270857; 56.986629Coordinates: 30°16′15″N 56°59′12″E / 30.270857°N 56.986629°E / 30.270857; 56.986629
Owner Sanat Mes Kerman FC
Operator Development and Maintenance of Sports Facilities
Capacity 15,430
Record attendance 14,855 (Mes Kerman vs Tractor Sazi, 14 February 2014)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Desso GrassMaster
Built 2004–2007 (3 years)
Opened 1 December 2007 (2007-12-01)
Construction cost 6,000,000,000 tomans (€2,401,249)
Architect Ahmad Namdar
Mes Kerman (2007–present)

Shahid Bahonar Kerman Stadium (Persian: استاديوم شهید باهنر کرمان‎) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in central Kerman, Iran. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 15,430 people and was opened in 2007. Shahid Bahonar Stadium is home venue of Azadegan League side, Mes Kerman Athletic and Cultural Club. It is named in honour of former Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammad-Javad Bahonar who was assassinated in 1981.


Mes Kerman announced in November 2003 that it has plans to build its own football stadium with a 45,000 capacity (later it was reduced to 15,430 by Kerman's Municipality) to be replaced with Salimikia Stadium. The building progress of the stadium was officially started on 13 July 2004 and was ends on 12 March 2007. The stadium was officially opened on 1 December 2007.[1]


The stadium is located on a site with an area of 54 acres. Tart paste[clarification needed] of the stadium is also in accordance with international standards for the triple jump, length, and height, as well as throwing the disc, hammer, javelin and weight is capable.


The stadium hosted 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification Group D's matches which was included Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tajikistan. Iran qualified for the final round as group's winner. The final match of 2013–14 Hazfi Cup was also hosted by the Shahid Bahonar Stadium.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2
2013–10–08  Iran 2–0  Tajikistan
2013–10–10  Iran 6–1  Lebanon
2013–10–12  Iran 1–0  Saudi Arabia

Inauguration match[edit]

The opening ceremony of the stadium was held on 1 December 2007 but the first match that held in the stadium was a Iran Pro League match against Pas Hamedan on 22 January 2008.

22 January 2008
18:00 UTC+4:30
Mes Kerman 2 – 0 Pas Hamedan
Zaltron Goal 44'48'
Shahid Bahonar Stadium, Kerman
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Amir Bakhshizadeh
Mes Kerman (4-4-2):
GK 1 Iran Mehdi Rahmati
DF 2 Iran Jalal Omidian
DF 5 Mali Sékou Fofana
DF 6 Iran Morteza Ebhrahimi
DF 13 Iran Rasoul Mirtoroghi
MF 8 Iran Farzad Hosseinkhani (c)
MF 10 Iran Ali Molaei Substituted off 46'
MF 15 Iran Majid Khodabandelo Substituted off 67'
MF 23 Iran Yasha Khalili
FW 11 Brazil Zaltron Substituted off 88'
FW 19 Uruguay Karibito
MF 18 Iran Rasoul Navidkia Substituted in 67'
FW 27 Nigeria Uche Ehroomi Substituted in 88'
FW 29 Brazil Edinho Substituted in 46'
Iran Amir Ghalenoei
Pas Hamedan (3-5-2):
GK 22 Croatia Sandro Tomić
DF 5 Iran Hanif Omranzadeh Substituted off 59'
DF 7 Iran Khosro Heydari Substituted off 89'
DF 13 Iran Javad Shirzad
MF 6 Iran Omid Khouraj YC
MF 8 Iran Mostafa Chatrabgoon
MF 10 Iran Yadollah Akbari (c) Substituted off 57'
MF 15 Iran Mohammad Alavi
MF 18 Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Ihtijarević
FW 17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Emir Obuća
FW 29 Iran Saeed Daghighi
MF 14 Iran Ali Amiri Substituted in 89'
MF 20 Iran Mohsen Mirabi Substituted in 59'
FW 29 Iran Mohammad Gholami Substituted in 57'
Croatia Vinko Begović


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