Turner Stadium

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Turner Stadium
אצטדיון טוטו באר שבע ע"ש יעקב טרנר - panoramio.jpg
Full name Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium Be'er Sheva
Location Be'er Sheva, Israel
Coordinates 31°16′23.34″N 34°46′45.7″E / 31.2731500°N 34.779361°E / 31.2731500; 34.779361Coordinates: 31°16′23.34″N 34°46′45.7″E / 31.2731500°N 34.779361°E / 31.2731500; 34.779361
Owner City of Be'er Sheva
Operator City of Be'er Sheva
Capacity 16,126
Field size 22.000 Sq m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground August 2011
Opened September 2015
Construction cost 250 million
Tenants
Hapoel Be'er Sheva (2015–present)

The Turner Stadium (Hebrew: אצטדיון טרנר‎‎), officially the Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium Be'er Sheva (Hebrew: אצטדיון טוטו באר שבע ע"ש יעקב טרנר) is a football stadium in Be'er Sheva and the home ground of Hapoel Be'er Sheva. It was named for former Be'er Sheva mayor Yaakov Turner.[1]

The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 16,126 seats, with the southern stand named after Arthur Vasermil, for whom the club's previous Vasermil Stadium was named.[1] and is a part of a sports complex which also includes the multi-purpose 3,000-seat Conch Arena, a training field and a swimming pool.

History[edit]

The stadium, located on the northern side of Beer Sheva,[2] opened during the early stages of the 2015–16 season, with the club selling a record 12,000 season tickets.[1] However, as it was not ready for the start of the season, Hapoel were forced to play their first home match at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.[3] The first match at the ground was played on 21 September 2015, a 0–0 draw with Maccabi Haifa.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Beersheba cuts the ribbon on Israel’s newest soccer stadium The Jerusalem Post, 17 September 2015
  2. ^ Stadium in Beer Sheva
  3. ^ Maccabi TA edges Beersheba thanks to Zahavi The Jerusalem Post, 31 August 2015
  4. ^ Beersheba opens stadium with goalless deadlock The Jerusalem Post, 22 September 2015

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