Tammelan Stadion

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Tammelan Stadion
Tammelan stadion 4.6.2015.jpg
Location Tampere
Owner City of Tampere
Operator City of Tampere
Capacity 5060
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1931
Renovated 1993 (stands and maintenance facilities)
Tenants
Ilves
Tampereen Pallo-Veikot
Ilves-Kissat

Tammelan Stadion is a football stadium in Tampere, Finland. The stadium holds 5,060 people and was built in 1931.[1]

It is the home ground for the Veikkausliiga club Ilves, the Kakkonen side TPV, and Ilves-Kissat, which plays in Kolmonen. The Ilves women’s team, which plays in Naisten liiga, also uses the stadium.

History[edit]

The stadium’s history began in 1926 when the city council made a decision of building a football field in Tammela. Construction, however, advanced rather slowly due to lack of funds. The situation worsened during a recession in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The field was opened in 1931, but a stadium-like look was reached only in 1937 when the first stand was built.[citation needed]

The current stands were built in 1993. In 2002, 3100 cup seats, removed from the Hakametsä ice hockey arena, were installed in Tammela. Most of them were later removed, however, and currently only the main stand has numbered seats, 1300 in all.

The attendance record of the stadium was set in October 2, 1994, when 5490 spectators watched a game between TPV and HJK.

Future[edit]

The current stadium does not meet the requirements set by Veikkausliiga, and a new one is being planned to replace it. The city of Tampere held a architecture competition in 2014, in which a proposal called Hattutemppu (Hat Trick) by JKMM Arkkitehdit was chosen as the basis of the development project. The new building will comprise apartments as well as office and retail space in addition to the stadium proper.[citation needed]

The new stadium will seat approximately 6500 spectators and meet the UEFA Category 3 criteria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tammelan Stadion". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 

Coordinates: 61°30′01″N 23°47′07″E / 61.5003°N 23.7853°E / 61.5003; 23.7853