|Design being implemented
|ILS 311 M ($85 M)
|Ken-Hator Engineering and Building LTD
Ashdod Stadium – design description
A brand new stadium in Ashdod would sit north of the city centre, in a newly-created commercial-residential area called Lakhish Park. At the same time it's just 800 meters north from the old Yud-Alef Stadium.
Along the concept drawn by the renowned Goldschmidt, Arditty, Ben Nayim architectural office Ashdod will get a fully enclosed stadium. Its white oval outer form will be perforated in its lower part throughout the building, allowing air flow inside the concourse. Partly transparent cladding will also be added to the west and south sides of the roof to enable sunlight to properly reach the field.
According to mid-2018 declaration by Ashdod mayor, construction could end in 2022. In its initial form the stadium would offer four separate stands, accommodating 16,300 people in total. Each corner would only be filled later, when demand justifies it, allowing increase to just over 20,000.
Work did not finally start until early 2023, with construction expected to take around three years. The facility will be built right from the corners, with a capacity of 20,000 spectators, at a cost of 311 million shekels.
After the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, a full-scale conflict erupted in the Gaza Strip, whose northern borders are only about 30 kilometres from Ashdod, but the construction of the stadium continues and is being carried out at a rapid pace.