Yadegar-e-Imam Stadium

Tractor Fans at the stadium in 2015

Full name Yadegar-e-Imam Stadium
Location Tabriz, Iran
Owner Ministry of Sport and Youth (Iran)
Capacity 68,833 (2018)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Desso GrassMaster
Opened 5 May 1996
Renovated 2010
Construction cost 6 Billion Tomans (€2,401,249)
Tractor (1996–present)

History Stadium

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.
In December 2006, 5,000 new seats were installed in the stadium and a large jumbotron scoreboard was added, along with general repairs costing 350 million rials (about 117,000 USD) in total. Its renovation ended in October 2010.
Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
21 April 1997 Iran Iran 3–0 Kenya Friendly
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