Doha Stadium

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Doha Stadium
איצטדיון דוחא
Peace Stadium
Doha Stadium01.jpg
Location Sakhnin, Israel
Owner Town of Sakhnin
Operator Town of Sakhnin
Capacity 8,500
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2004
Opened 2006
Construction cost US $15,000,000
Tenants
Bnei Sakhnin (2006-present)
Ahva Arraba

Doha Stadium (Hebrew: איצטדיון דוחא‎, Etztadion Doha; Arabic: ستاد دوحة‎) is the current home of Bnei Sakhnin.

Located in the small Arab Galilee town of Sakhnin, it was built with public funds largely from the State of Israel and the Qatar National Olympic Committee, and was named after the Qatari city of Doha. The decision by the Qataris to build the stadium in Israel came after a meeting between Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi and Secretary-General of the Qatar National Olympic Committee Sheikh Saud Abdulrahman Al Thani after Tibi expressed his concern on the conditions for sport in Sakhnin. The involvement of Qatar was to show that relations between the two nations are peaceful and with a similar interest.[1]

In July 2009, the north stand was opened with additional of 3,500 seats.[2] There are plans to expand the stadium's capacity to 15,000.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nahmias, Ro'ei (2006-01-14). "Why "Doha" Stadium and not "HaShalom"?" (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  2. ^ "The construction of the Doha stadium's north stand was completed" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

Coordinates: 32°52′00.09″N 35°18′39.06″E / 32.8666917°N 35.3108500°E / 32.8666917; 35.3108500