Most intimidating football stadium
But political unrest in the late-1970s saw Tehran drop its bid for Games, leaving the eventual host, Los Angeles, the only city left bidding.Renovations first began on the stadium in 2002, when the lower level had seats installed and the pitch was replanted along with the installation of an underground heating system.It is also the home stadium of the Iran national football team.
Aryamehr (meaning "Light of the Aryans") was the title of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, it was renamed after the Iranian Revolution to Azadi (meaning "freedom" in Persian), is the 27th largest association football stadium in the world.
Azadi Stadium also hosted WAFF Championship Tournament in 20.
Because of the loud sound of a vuvuzels, similar to the sound of bees, the stadium is sometimes called a "Bee swarm" The stadium is located in the West of Tehran, near Ekbatan district, and is easily accessible for most people living in the city. The West entrance is located on Ferdous street and the East entrance is on Farhangian street.
Later upgrades to the stadium brought it down to its current capacity of 78,116.
Despite its reduced capacity, Azadi Stadium has been filled over capacity at times such as the Iran-Japan World Cup 2006 qualification match in March 2005 which resulted in the deaths of seven people.
Since claiming the Premier League trophy in 1995 under manager Kenny Dalglish, expectations for the Lancashire club have slowly dwindled, fans seeing the club relegated for a brief period between 19.