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Tammelan Stadion by  Wikipedia

Tammelan Stadion is a football stadium in Tampere, Finland. The stadium holds 5,060 people and was built in 1931.

It is the home ground for the Veikkausliiga club Ilves and the Kakkonen sides TPV and Tampere United. The Ilves women’s team, which plays in the Naisten liiga, also uses the stadium.

History

The stadium’s history began in 1926 when the city council made a decision to build a football field in Tammela. Construction, however, advanced rather slowly due to a lack of funds. The situation worsened during the recession of the late 1920s and early 1930s. The field was opened in 1931, but a stadium-like look was reached only in 1937 when the first stand was built.

The current stands were built in 1993. Only the main stand has numbered seats, 1300 in all.

The attendance record for the stadium was set in October 2, 1994, when 5490 spectators watched a game between TPV and HJK.

Future

The current stadium does not meet the requirements set by Veikkausliiga, and a new one is being planned to replace it. The city of Tampere held an architecture competition in 2014, in which a proposal called Hattutemppu (Hat Trick) by JKMM Arkkitehdit was chosen as the basis for the development project. The new building will comprise apartments as well as office and retail space in addition to the stadium proper.

The new stadium will seat approximately 6500 spectators and meet the UEFA Category 3 criteria.

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