Bloomfield Stadium

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Bloomfield Stadium
איצטדיון בלומפילד המחודש, ספטמבר 2019.jpg
LocationTel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
Coordinates32°3′6.22″N 34°45′41.18″E / 32.0517278°N 34.7614389°E / 32.0517278; 34.7614389Coordinates: 32°3′6.22″N 34°45′41.18″E / 32.0517278°N 34.7614389°E / 32.0517278; 34.7614389
OwnerCity of Tel Aviv
OperatorSport Palaces LTD.
Capacity29,150
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground4 September 1960
Opened13 October 1962
Renovated2000, 2008–2010, 2012, 2016–2019
Tenants
Hapoel Tel Aviv (1962–present)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1963–1966, 1969-1985, 1986-1987 1995-1996, 2000–present)
Bnei Yehuda (1962–1970, 2004–present)

Bloomfield Stadium (Hebrew: אצטדיון בלומפילד‎) is a football stadium in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, with a capacity of 29,150. It is the home stadium of Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Bnei Yehuda.

History[edit]

Bloomfield Stadium was built in Eastern Jaffa, on the land where Basa Stadium, home to Hapoel Tel Aviv since 1950, once stood. Finance for the stadium project came from the Canadian Association of Labour Israel, a Canadian charity supporting the charitable works of the Hapoel Sports Movement of the Histadrut Labour Organization in Israel, the Bloomfield family of Montreal, Canada, directly and through their family foundation called the Eldee Foundation. The project was financed in Canada and intended to honor the names of brothers Bernard M. Bloomfield and Louis M. Bloomfield, Q.C. of Montreal, Canada for their lifelong dedication to the ideals of sport in Israel. The First match at the new stadium was 1–1 drew between Hapoel and Shimshon Tel Aviv on 13 October 1962. The stadium officially opened on 13 December 1962 on a friendly match between Hapoel and Dutch club Sportclub Enschede.

In 2000, Hapoel's city rivals, Maccabi moved into Bloomfield after hosting many of their matches at the Ramat Gan Stadium. In 2004, Bnei Yehuda moved into Bloomfield making it the only stadium in the top three divisions of Israeli football to have three tenants.

In September 2010, Bloomfield was granted Category 4 status by UEFA, which will allow it to host Champions League Group Stage matches.[1]

It was one of four venues at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, holding three matches in Group A.[1]

Between 2016 and 2019, it was closed due to renovations for expansion to 29,000 seats.[2] As a result, the three clubs had to play their home matches in Petah Tikva and Netanya up until August 2019.

Concerts[edit]

The stadium has hosted musical acts such as Pixies, Soundgarden, Phil Collins, The Black Eyed Peas, Scorpions, Barbra Streisand, Rihanna

Gates[edit]

  • Gate 1 – VIP section, Luxury Boxes, media stand and seating area of all gold tier season ticket holders for all three tenants. Seating capacity: 1,316.
  • Gate 2 – Home stand for Hapoel/Maccabi. Seating capacity: 3,130.
  • Gates 4–5 – Hapoel stands, during Maccabi games, is used for away stands, depending on the game. Seating capacity: 4,842.
  • Gate 7 – Home stands for Hapoel and Maccabi. Seating capacity: 3,290.
  • Gate 7-8 middle – Home stands for Hapoel, Maccabi and Bnei Yehuda. Seating capacity: 5,196.
  • Gate 8 – Home stands for Maccabi and Bnei Yehuda. Seating capacity: 3,288.
  • Gates 10–11 – Home to Maccabi's supporters. In Hapoel matches, this stand is used for visiting supporters. Seating capacity: 4,861.
  • Gate 13 – Home stand for Maccabi. Seating capacity: 3,149.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/isr/bloomfield_stadium
  2. ^ "תפנית: בלומפילד יוגדל לכ-29 אלף מקומות". one.co.il. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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