HaMoshava Stadium

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HaMoshava Stadium
Petah Tikva Golden Head Stadium
HaMoshava Stadium (4).JPG
Location Petah Tikva, Israel
Owner City of Petah Tikva
Operator City of Petah Tikva
Capacity 11,500
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2007
Opened 6 December 2011[1]
Construction cost US$ 60 million
Architect GAB Architects
Tenants
Hapoel Petah Tikva (2011–present)
Maccabi Petah Tikva (2011–present)
The western stand, June 2016
The western stand, June 2016

The HaMoshava Stadium (Hebrew: אִצְטַדְיוֹן הַמוֹשָׁבָה‎, Itztadion HaMoshava), also known as Petah Tikva Stadium, is a football stadium in Petah Tikva, Israel. It was completed in 2011, and is used mainly for football matches and is home to both Hapoel Petah Tikva and Maccabi Petah Tikva.[2]

The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 11,500 with an option for further construction of 8,500 on the south and north stands, totaling 20,000 seats.

As part of a larger sports park in the new industrial area of the city, the complex will also boast a 3,000 seat multi-purpose arena, and artificial turf training fields. The budget for the stadium was US$25 million.[2][3]

The designers of the new stadium were GAB (Goldshmidt Arditty Ben Nayim) Architects, one of Israel's leading sport architecture firms that also designed the new Netanya Stadium and Haberfeld Stadium.

The stadium was inaugurated on 6 December 2011, after almost two years of construction.[4] It was one of four venues for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, staging three group matches and a semi-final.

The stadium's naming was controversial in Petah Tikva, as some local residents wished to name it Rosh HaZahav (Gold head), after local city club Hapoel Petah Tikva and Israel national football player Nahum Stelmach. As a result, Maccabi Petah Tikva supporters proposed to name the stadium after Shmuel Ben-Dror, that played in the club for more than twenty years, was Israel first captain and scored the first ever goal for Israel. [5] After the city's refusal it was named HaMoshava after Petah Tikva's nickname, Em HaMoshavot (Mother of the Moshavot).

In 2014 HaMoshava Stadium hosted the 2014 United Supercup.[6]

International matches[edit]

Date Result Competition Attendance
29 Feb 2012  Israel 4–0  Ukraine U-21 Friendly 7,000
29 Feb 2012  Israel 2–3  Ukraine Friendly 7,000
19 Jul 2012 Israel Maccabi Netanya 1–2 Finland Kuopion Palloseura Europa League 2,500
14 Oct 2012  Israel 4–1  Belgium U-21 Friendly
21 Mar 2013  Israel 1–2  Netherlands U-21 Friendly 9,000
6 June 2013  Netherlands 3–2  Germany 2013 Euro U-21 10,248
8 June 2013  England 1–3  Norway 2013 Euro U-21 6,150
12 June 2013  Spain 3–0  Netherlands 2013 Euro U-21 10,024
16 June 2013  Italy 1–0  Netherlands 2013 Euro U-21 10,123
30 January 2014 Russia PFC CSKA Moscow 0–0 (4–2) Ukraine Metallist Kharkiv 2014 United Supercup 2,000
30 January 2014 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1 Russia FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 2014 United Supercup 2,500
2 February 2014 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 Russia PFC CSKA Moscow 2014 United Supercup 2,000
2 February 2014 Ukraine Metallist Kharkiv 0–2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2014 United Supercup
5 February 2014 Russia FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–2 Ukraine Metallist Kharkiv 2014 United Supercup
5 February 2014 Russia PFC CSKA Moscow 1–2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2014 United Supercup

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Coordinates: 32°06′15.11″N 34°51′54.28″E / 32.1041972°N 34.8650778°E / 32.1041972; 34.8650778