Bloomfield Stadium (The Temple)
|690 (VIP section)|
|52 (Press seats)|
|2,157 (Away section)|
|Clubs||Hapoel Tel Aviv FC, Maccabi Tel Aviv FC, Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC|
|Inauguration||13/10/1962 (Hapoel - Shimshon Tel Aviv, 1-1)|
|Construction||04/09/1960 - 1962|
|Renovations||2000, 2008-2010, 2012|
Description: Bloomfield Stadium
Groundbreaking for the new stadium in Tel Aviv took place in September 1960. Financing was provided by Canadian Jewish charities, mostly by the Bloomfield family. Thus the name, which to date honours Louis M. Bloomfield and Bernard M. Bloomfield.
First game at the stadium was the Tel Aviv derby between Hapoel and Shimshom in October 1962. Official opening took place later, though, as Hapoel fought with Sportsclub Enschede of the Netherlands in December of the same year.
Hapoel is the only club to host all their games here since the very beginning. In 2000 the club was joined by local rivals Maccabi and in 2004 also Bnei Yehuda began their tenancy at Bloomfield.
With extensive modernisations of 2010 and 2012 the stadium was qualified as a Category 4 venue by UEFA, enabling both Champions League games and the hosting of U21 Euro 2013.
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