Doha Stadium

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Doha Stadium
אצטדיון דוחא
Peace Stadium
Doha Stadium01.jpg
LocationSakhnin, Israel
OwnerTown of Sakhnin
OperatorTown of Sakhnin
Capacity8,500
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2004
Opened2006
Construction costUS $15,000,000
Tenants
Bnei Sakhnin (2006-present)
Ahva Arraba
Bnot Sakhnin

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

Located in the Israeli Arab Galilee city 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 the Knesset member 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