Yadegar-e Emam Stadium (Tabriz)

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Yadegar-e Emam Stadium
Sahand Stadium
Sahand Stadium.jpg
Full name Yadegar-e Emam Stadium
Location Tabriz, Iran
Coordinates 38°1′36″N 46°17′47″E / 38.02667°N 46.29639°E / 38.02667; 46.29639[1]
Owner Physical Education Organization
Capacity 72,000
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Desso GrassMaster
Construction
Built 1989–1996
Opened 5 May 1996 (1996-05-05)[2]
Renovated 2010
Construction cost 6,000,000,000 tomans (€2,401,249)
Tenants
Tractor Sazi (1996-present)

Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium (Persian: ورزشگاه یادگار امام‎‎), also popularly known as Sahand Stadium (Persian: ورزشگاه سهند‎‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tabriz, Iran. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium was built in 1996 and has a capacity of 80000 people.[3][4][5] Tractor Sazi play their home games at the stadium.

Sahand Tabriz Stadium is part of the Tabriz Olympic Village.

History[edit]

Fans at the stadium

Built[edit]

It was built in 1989 and was opened on 19 January 1996 when the stadium was officially opened in an inaugural match between Tractor Sazi and Machine Sazi. Tractor Sazi played their home matches from 1979 until 1996 in the 25,000 capacity Bagh Shomal Stadium (Takhti Stadium), 1976 AFC Asian Cup stadium. Sahand Stadium (Yadegar-e Emam Stadium) was replaced with Bagh-e Shomal Stadium after it was completed in January 1996 and was the second biggest stadium in Iran with 80,451 at this time. The stadium is also part of Tabriz Olympic Complex.

Renovation[edit]

In December 2006 5,000 new seats were installed, and a large jumbotron television was added, along with general repairs costing 350 million toman (about 117,000 USD). Its renovation ended in October 2010. During Sahand Stadium's renovation in 2005 until 2006 years, Bakeri Stadium was the club's home ground in the Azadegan League matches. The stadium has 10,000 capacity.

International Matches[edit]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
1998 Iran Iran 1-1  Kuwait Friendly[6]
2002 Iran Iran 1-1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Friendly[6]
16 September 2015  Bahrain 0-5  India 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
16 September 2015  Iran 3-1  Lebanon 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
18 September 2015  Bahrain 2-1  Lebanon 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
20 September 2015  India 6-0  Lebanon 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

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