" The Azadi Stadium " is Iran's national and largest stadium. The Azadi stadium has a capacity of 100,000 people and was built to host the 1974 Asian Summer Games. The stadium is part of the much larger "Azadi Sports Complex", and is surrounded by a number of grass pitches, built for training.
Azadi Stadium is where most of Iran's national games, and sensitive matches of Iran's Premier League are held.
In 2002, the lower level of the stadium had seats installed, the pitch was replanted along with an underground heating system and a big screen television was added on. Stadium management also plans to later install seats in the upper level of the stadium. Once all renovations are done the stadium will have a reduced capacity of 90,000.
The stadium was once called the Aryamehr Stadium in honor of the former Shah/King of Iran but then changed to "Azadi Stadium" after the Iranian Revolution. The stadium is located in the West of Tehran, and is easily accesible for most people living in the city.
Opposing teams often find it difficult to play their best game, when the stadium is full, as the noise level becomes very high !
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vincent24 (9060) 2006-03-27 11:40
Lovely sunset with a gradueted sky and an interesting note,thanks for sharing,
babri (422) 2006-03-27 11:46
Beautiful sunset view over the stadium!
It is a very neat picture.
razanoor (466) 2006-03-27 11:53
Lovely capture here. The sunset is amazing and I love how you managed to capture the bird in the shot too. Nice work.
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-03-27 12:48
Even in your urban captures the nature is dominating!A wonderful way to present this huge stadium and a great catch of the last sunrays.The bird is a great detail.
carper (96) 2006-03-27 13:14
very special photo my friend,
fantastic light, not easy with the backlight of the sun, but I like the composition and the good balance, very nice, well done,
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-03-27 13:30
Nice volors, light and very good composition. Well done!
ChristianS (2997) 2006-03-27 13:50
Beautiful sunset with superb light and colours. I like how the sunlight brings out the dark silhouettes of the spotlights on the stadium. The bird above is a nice touch. Well done!
Janice (4403) 2006-03-27 15:10
And the lone bird has the best view of all, and he doesn't have to pay!
Wonderfully shown Mohammad, the colours are stunning and the bird looks great there. Thank you
Jeppe (18654) 2006-03-27 15:30
A truly magic sunset you captured here - The bird heading against the sun makes the difference - thanks for sharing this and the story around this sight.
bibiweb (8) 2006-03-27 15:32
You have the talent of making an urban sky so beautiful! Though your note tells us much about this gigantic stadium, I like the way it seems to play a secondary role in this composition, leaving a large part to the sky and this lonely bird.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-03-27 15:36
Is this where the Australian soccer team drew in a World Cup playoff some years ago ;-) ???
I like the fact that you show just the top of the stadium as the silhouettes are very interesting. The off-centred sun shooting it's last rays into the flaming sky and the bird are pretty impressive.
Amirsun (2122) 2006-03-27 16:38
Hi dear Mohammad!
What a great shot and what a great warm colours! The composition is very good and I like the high sky in this shot. The lone bird is also very good element. Tanks for posting.
don_narayan (2014) 2006-03-27 20:42
Hello Mohammad. Excellent image, a really creative way to show the architecture and the nature together. The sunset colors are fantastic and it wouldn't be the same without the bird flying like that, with the wings just right. Great work.
HOBO (5282) 2006-03-27 22:31
Good morning Mohammad,
you captured a amazing sky including the sun producing wondeful colors.
The 'light-towers' of the stadium scratch the sky strangely.
kclai (2267) 2006-03-28 1:15
Cool sunset, setting againts the silhoutte of the stadium. The concentrating of the sky which gives more space or spcae to it remarkable.
delkoo (68) 2006-03-28 4:00
What to say furthermore that the others?
I like the position of the bird.
sorry for my poor english
ChrisJ (114043) 2006-03-28 4:40
Wonderful warm colors of yellow & orange in this superb sunset. I like the repetition & silhouettes of the light towers, & the curvature of the fg. Good work!
papagolf21 (101944) 2006-03-28 4:41
Bonjour mon ami Mohammad,
Superbe prise de vue de ce fameux stade, il y a comme une sorte de magie dans cette composition.
Les couleurs sont splendides.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-03-28 5:38
Nice composition with the low, well I am not sure to call it horizont :o)
Nice colors in the sky.
rezanik (135) 2006-03-28 13:33
beautiful colors. and love the bird.
flydragon (0) 2006-03-28 16:10
Mohammad u are a master of the sky ;o)
this one is incredible
and your composition make this sky more incredible
very well seen
sorry no more green
ps; its nice to see you posting again ;o)
jhm (152938) 2006-03-30 7:30
Hi my friend Mahammad,
Sorry I found not your picture, but never to late, you show us a very wonderful picture, something with very great quality, It's a very neat picture.
Greetings from Belgium,
I'll back tomorrow.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-03-31 0:14
well shot. great sunset colors and the flying bird.
i guess this is an important note. Azadi means Freedom. But do we all have absolute freedom in this mean world?
Tomernayer (516) 2006-04-15 7:57
Do u have a photo of the inside? or maybe from a live game? looks intersting,it's strange that Israel played in this stadium 36 years ago,the players here still remember it and mention it as the hardest stadium to play...
Hanssie (10794) 2006-04-28 2:07
Colours and also the composition with a lot of space, wonderful done !
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-27
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sunsets Portfolio, Ray of Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 11:31