Takhti Stadium (Mashhad)

The Takhti Stadium (Persian: استاديوم تختی‎) formerly known by names as Zibandeh and later Saadabad Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Mashhad, Iran. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Payam Mashhad.[1] The stadium holds 15,000 people.[2] Prior to 2004, it was also the home ground of Aboomoslem.From 2013 it is also the home ground of Siah Jamegan.

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Full nameTakhti Stadium
Former namesZibandeh, Saadabad
LocationMashhad, Iran
OwnerKhorasan Razavi Football Association
OperatorKhorasan Razavi Football Association
15,000 (Football)
Aboomoslem (1970–2004)
Siah Jamegan (2013–)


The complex is composed of two grass fields which hosts football matches and used for training purposes. There are also other sporting facilities such as Swimming Pool which is used by the local swimming team Mojhaye Abi.

Important MatchesEdit

On 5 February 1985, Takhti Stadium was the venue of an International Friendly between Iran and North Korea. The match finished 1–0 for Iran and Shahin Bayani scored the goal.[3]

The 2001 AK Pipe International Cup was played at this venue, with Abomooslem crowned as champions.

Notable matchesEdit

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Competition Attendance Remarks
5 February 1985[4] Iran 1–0 North Korea Friendly match 17,000 Hosted the first and only national team match in Mashhad
1990 Khorasan XI 0–0 Iran Friendly match 15,000 Khorasan XI held the National Team to a 0–0 draw.
1991 Aboomoslem 1–0 Persepolis 1991–92 Azadegan League ? Tehran giants Persepolis lost in Mashhad for the first time.
20 April 2001[5] Abumoslem 2-1 Payam Second Division 2000/01 ? Mashhad derby
16 April 2002[6] Abumoslem 1-1 Persepolis 2001–02 Iran Pro League ? Persepolis tie in Mashhad
19 May 2002[7] Abumoslem 1-1 Esteghlal 2001–02 Iran Pro League 10,000 Esteghlal tie in Mashhad
8 November 2002[8] Abumoslem 2-2 Esteghlal 2002–03 Iran Pro League 12,000 Esteghlal tie in Mashhad
12 May 2004[9] Payam 3-2 Persepolis 2003/04 Hazfi Cup Round of 16 10,000 Persepolis defeated
26 November 2009[10] Payam 1–0 Gaz Sarakhs 2009/10 Hazfi Cup ? Duel of Khorasan physical game 2 red carded and 6 yellow