Yadegar-e Emam Stadium (Tabriz)

Yadegar-e-Imam Stadium, also popularly known as Sahand Stadium 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 68,833 people.[2][3][4] Tractor, the Iran Premiere league side plays their home games at the stadium.

Yadegar-e-Imam Stadium
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Tractor Fans at the stadium in 2015
Full nameYadegar-e-Imam Stadium
LocationTabriz, Iran
Coordinates38°1′36″N 46°17′47″E / 38.02667°N 46.29639°E / 38.02667; 46.29639[1]
OwnerMinistry of Sport and Youth (Iran)
Capacity68,833 (2018)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction
Opened5 May 1996 (1996-05-05)
Renovated2010
Construction cost6 Billion Tomans (€2,401,249)
Tenants
Tractor (1996–present)

Sahand Tabriz Stadium is part of the Tabriz Olympic Village.

HistoryEdit

BuiltEdit

Yadegar-e-Imam Stadium was built in 1989 and was opened on 19 January 1996 when the stadium was officially opened in an inaugural match between Tractor and Machine Sazi. Tractor 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 68,833 at this time. The stadium is also part of Tabriz Olympic Complex.

RenovationEdit

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 MatchesEdit

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
1998   Iran 1-1   Kuwait Friendly[5]
2002   Iran 1-1   Azerbaijan Friendly[5]
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

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.google.de/maps/place/38%C2%B001%2736.6%22N+46%C2%B017%2747.2%22E/@38.02684,46.296441,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
  2. ^ Soccer Way: YADEGAR-E-EMAM STADIUM
  3. ^ World Stadiums: Middle East - Stadiums in Iran
  4. ^ Football Club World Ranking - Iran, Tabriz - Tractor Sazi
  5. ^ a b "نگاهی به بازی‌‌‌های تیم ملی فوتبال ایران در تبریز". Fars News. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.