|Owner||City of Tampere|
|Operator||City of Tampere|
|Renovated||1993 (stands and maintenance facilities)|
|FC Ilves |
The stadium’s history began in 1926 when the city council made a decision to build a football field in Tammela. Construction, however, advanced rather slowly due to a lack of funds. The situation worsened during the recession of 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.
The current stands were built in 1993. Only the main stand has numbered seats, 1300 in all.
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 an architecture competition in 2014, in which a proposal called Hattutemppu (Hat Trick) by JKMM Arkkitehdit was chosen as the basis for the development project. The new building will comprise apartments as well as office and retail space in addition to the stadium proper.
The new stadium will seat approximately 6500 spectators and meet the UEFA Category 3 criteria.
- "Tammelan Stadion". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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