Afula Illit Stadium

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Afula Illit Stadium
איצטדיון עפולה עילית
HaSukariya
הסוכריה
Afula Municipal Stadium (2).jpg
LocationAfula, Israel
OwnerCity of Afula
OperatorCity of Afula
Capacity3,000 (first stage)
5,000 (second stage)
14,000 (final)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Opened2009
Tenants
Hapoel Afula (2009–)
Hapoel Hadera (2016–2018 , temporary)

Afula Illit Stadium (Hebrew: איצטדיון עפולה עילית‎, Itztadion Afula Illit), is a football stadium in Afula, Israel. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Hapoel Afula.

Inauguration of the Stadium[edit]

The stadium was inaugurated in April 24, 2009 against Maccabi Ironi Kfar Kara. The game, held in front of a full stadium, ended in a 2-2 draw.[2]

During the 2017–18 season the stadium will also served as home stadium for Hapoel Hadera[3], while Hapoel Nazareth Illit also hosts matches in the stadium as a replacement to its own stadium.[4]

In December 2018, during a match between Hapoel Afula and Sektzia Nes Tziona, the stadium was nicknamed "HaSukariya" (The Lollypop) by Sport 5 commentator Shy Nobleman due to its pristine condition.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://football.org.il/Clubs/Pages/TeamGames.aspx?TEAM_ID=2279&SEASON_ID=10
  3. ^ אוהד קדוסי חתם לעונה אחת בהפועל חדרה Asi Maman, 22 June 2017 (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ נצרת עילית ניצחה גם את איכסל: פדרו, נצר ופישלר הצטיינו Yossi Vaknin, 4 January 2019, MyNet HaEmek (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Shy Nobelman Twitter
  6. ^ מחזור 17 בלאומית | המשחק המלא: הפועל עפולה - סקציה נס ציונה 3-1 YouTube.com

Coordinates: 32°37′38″N 35°19′2″E / 32.62722°N 35.31722°E / 32.62722; 35.31722