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Tammela Stadion is a football stadium in Tampere, Finland. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 5,040 people and was built in 1931. It is the home stadium for the second division teams TPV and Ilves.
The stadium's history began in 1926 when the city council made a decision of building a football field in Tammela. Constructions, however, advanced rather slowly due to lack of funds. The situation worsened during a recession in 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 stadium is lit with 1200 lux stadium lights. In 2002 stadium got 3100 cup seats installed to its main stand. Plans have also been made to replace the natural grass with artificial turf. This could, however, happen in 2011 at the earliest.
Coordinates: 61°30′01″N 23°47′07″E / 61.50028°N 23.78528°E / 61.50028; 23.78528