Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium or Sahand Tabriz Stadium is a large multi-purpose sports venue located within the city of Tabriz, Iran. Capable of seating crowds in excess of 80,000, the stadium is predominantly used by Iranian Premier League side Tractor Sazi F.C.
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Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz History
The inaugural match was played on 19th January 1996 between resident side Tractor Sazi and their local rivals Machine Sazi Tabriz F.C. Yadegar-e Emam replaced Bagh Shomal Stadium (Takhti Stadium) which had been the club’s home since 1976 when it was built for the AFC Asian Cup.
Yadegar-e Emam Stadium’s construction period of around seven years is testament to the sheer size and scale of the venue, with the 80,451 capacity ground the second largest in Iran behind the Azadi Tehran Stadium which has approximately 4,000 more seats.
Designed by architect Mohammad Alvand and constructed at a cost of over 6 billion tomans, Sahand Tabriz Stadium is essentially the focal point of wider Tabriz Olympic Village which hosts a multitude of sports facilities.
Between the 2005 and 2006 season Tractor Sazi temporarily relocated to the Bakeri Stadium as Yadegar-e Emam underwent a program of modernisation. The basic facilities were renovated, and a new state-of-the-art scoreboard was added in addition to a further 5,000 seats.
As Iran’s second largest stadium, Yadegar-e Emam Stadium has on occasion hosted International matches of the Iranian National Team. A qualification match for the 2018 World Cup against India is set to be played on 24th March 2016.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz?
Iranian side Tractor Sazi Tabriz play their home matches at Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz.
What is the capacity of Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz?
As of 2024 Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz has an official seating capacity of 80,451 for Football matches.
When was Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz opened?
Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz officially opened in 1996 and is home to Tractor Sazi Tabriz
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Yadegar-e Emam Stadium – Tabriz in 2024. Please visit the official website of Tractor Sazi Tabriz for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.