Petah Tikva Stadium – until 2010
|Hapoel Petah Tikva, Maccabi Petah Tikva
Petah Tikva – historical stadium description
Petah Tikva's municipal stadium was built centrally in 1965 and since late 1970s had been used by two major clubs of the city – Hapoel and Maccabi. Though formally a multi-purpose stadium, it served football most of the time, seeing not only domestic, but also some European tournament fixtures of the Cup Winners' Cup, Intertoto and UEFA Cup. Some games of Maccabi in the latter competition had to be relocated, though, for safety concerns.
The ground had two stands alongside the pitch with the open ends being used partly for parking purposes. After conversion to all-seater, capacity of the stadium was 6,758 people.
After its great days the stadium was finally closed in 2010 to be replaced a year later by HaMoshava Stadium, located north of the city. A housing estate was built in its location.