Shahid Bahonar Stadium
|Emam Ali Stadium
|Full name||Shahid Bahonar Kerman Stadium|
|Owner||Sanat Mes Kerman FC|
|Operator||Development and Maintenance of Sports Facilities|
|Record attendance||14,855 (Mes Kerman vs Tractor Sazi, 14 February 2014)|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Built||2004–2007 (3 years)|
|Opened||1 December 2007|
|Construction cost||6,000,000,000 tomans (€2,401,249)|
|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.
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|
Mes Kerman v Pas Hamedan
22 January 2008
|Mes Kerman||2 – 0||Pas Hamedan|
|Zaltron 44', 48'|
Shahid Bahonar Stadium, Kerman
Referee: Amir Bakhshizadeh