Clubs: FC Persepolis and FC Esteghlal | Opening: 1971 | Capacity: 84,412 seats
History and description
Azadi Stadium was built to serve as the centrepiece venue for the 1974 Asia Games. It was initially called Aryamehr Stadium, opened on the 1st of April 1971, and could hold 100,000 spectators.
The stadium underwent a refurbishment in 2003, which resulted in a slight reduction in capacity.
Azadi Stadium is part of Azadi Sports Complex, which consists of, among others, other sports facilities and a lake.
Azadi Sports Complex is located on the western edge of Tehran, about 13 kilometres from central Tehran and not far from Mehrabad Airport.
The stadium is easily reached by metro. Station Azadi Stadium is located right next to the stadium and is on the green line 5. Line 5 can be taken from stop Sadeghieh (Tehran) in the west of Tehran, which can be reached with the blue line 2 from central Tehran.
Address: Azadi Sports Complex, Tehran
Relevant Internet links
Fc-persepolis.ir – Official website of FC Persepolis.
Fcesteghlal.ir – Official website of FC Esteghlal.
Azadisportcomplex.com – Official website of Azadi Sport Complex.
Metro.tehran.ir – Information on the Tehran metro.