Takhti Stadium in Tehran is a multi-purpose sports ground which is home to Iranian Premier League side Naft Tehran F.C. First opened in 1973, the stadium has been renovated in recent years resulting in the current capacity of 30,000 plus.
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Takhti Stadium (Tehran) History
Originally known as Farah Stadium upon opening in 1973 after Iran’s former Empress, the stadium took over five years to construct and at the time was one of the most modern venues in Middle Eastern Sport.
Designed by Iranian-Italian architect Jahangir Darvishbani who was said to have been inspired by Munich Olympic Stadium which had opened in the previously year Farah Stadium was multi-purpose by design featuring an athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch.
Taking the robust German design and adapting it for the local conditions in anticipation of the 1974 Asian Games, the horseshoe shaped stadium featured a smaller canvas roof which only covered the central seats within the main stand.
Supported by two towers, and a cabling system, the lack of support beams permits unobstructed views throughout the stadium. Whilst Athletics continued to be held at Takhti Stadium, the venue is predominantly used these days to host the football matches of Naft Tehran F.C
The most recent renovation work occurred over a three year period in preparation of the West Asian Football Federation Championship in 2008. Takhti Stadium was expanded in 2005, and then modernised between 2006 and 2007.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Takhti Stadium (Tehran)?
Iranian side Naft Tehran F.C play their home matches at Takhti Stadium (Tehran).
What is the capacity of Takhti Stadium (Tehran)?
As of 2024 Takhti Stadium (Tehran) has an official seating capacity of 30,122 for Football matches.
When was Takhti Stadium (Tehran) opened?
Takhti Stadium (Tehran) officially opened in 1973 and is home to Naft Tehran F.C
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Takhti Stadium (Tehran) in 2024. Please visit the official website of Naft Tehran F.C for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.