Bloomfield Stadium (The Temple)

Capacity14 413
690 (VIP section)
52 (Press seats)
2,157 (Away section)
Country Israel
CityTel Awiw-Jafa
ClubsHapoel 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

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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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