Teddy Kollek Stadium
|Clubs||Beitar Jerusalem FC, Hapoel Jerusalem FC, Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem FC|
|Renovations||1999, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019|
|Record attendance||30,000 (Beitar Jerusalem - Hapoel Tel Aviv, 21/10/2013)|
|Cost||$ 12 million|
Teddy Stadium – stadium description
New stadium in southwestern district of Malha was opened in 1990. Upon opening it had only two stands along the pitch and offered 14,000 seats. For its major tenant Beitar it was still a leap compared to the previous stadium, but the capacity was always intended to grow gradually.
In 1999 the new northern endzone was opened, increasing the size to 21,600. In 2011 the south end received slightly different sections of seating, able to hold immense 12,000 people alone. With over 31,000 seats the stadium is Israel's largest.
That side was partially covered in 2013, but eventually the stadium is intended to grow again, this time reaching 50,000 and becoming Israel's national stadium (though national team has been playing there already). From the very beginning the stadium is being developed by GAB Architects, Israel's premier stadium designing office.
Apart from Beitar, the stadium is also used by Hapoel and Hapoel Katamon, created by disilusioned supporters of Hapoel. Teddy Stadium, named after mayor of Jerusalem, was also the site of Maccabiah Games and U21 Euro 2013.
In 2019, the south grandstand received its portion of the roof, making Teddy Stadium fully enclosed, though not entirely covered. The roof has been equipped with a large solar power plant and impressive illumination, while further upgrades to the stadium facilities were announced in 2020.
Jerusalem: Teddy Stadium's impressive new illumination
With roof over all four stands complete, Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem has now received a state-of-the-art external illumination. And that's not the end of planned upgrades to maintain its status.
COVID-19 crisis: Stadiums turning into testing sites
With no sport being played and vast spaces available, stadiums are being turned into drive-through testing sites. Such plans were already announced in Philadelphia, Dublin and Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: Final upgrades coming to Teddy Stadium
It's already the first solar-powered stadium in the Middle East and the largest professional football venue in Israel. That's not enough, so Teddy Stadium will see further upgrades worth 20 million shekels this year. Work is already beginning.
Jerusalem: Teddy Stadium covering to begin soon
Already on May 9 the de facto national stadium of Israel will welcome players and fans with enhanced facilities. However, much bigger work will follow after the season ends.
Jerusalem: Teddy Stadium to get final portion of the roof
Around mid-2018 we will see its final form. Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium will go through the last phase of redevelopment, keeping up with Israel's improving sports infrastructure.
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
Perhaps surprisingly, the three most-supported national teams during Euro 2016 qualifiers were England, Poland and Germany. In that order! Italy and Spain left well behind, while Austria strived.
Jerusalem: Teddy Stadium goes solar
The Jerusalem-based Teddy Kollek Stadium is the first in Israel to use photovoltaic panels. The city hopes to save up to ILS 400,000 annually by this project.
Euro 2020: UEFA’s safe choice of hosts
There’s hardly any surprise in the list of 13 host cities. Sure, Saint Petersburg is included despite Russia’s aggression. Sure, Stockholm is out and Baku has quarterfinals, but that wasn’t hard to predict.
Euro 2020: Complete list of 19 bidding stadiums
Despite over 30 countries expressing interest initially, the final bidding list is short and will see only 6 bids rejected. Which will it be? Here are all stadiums submitted as candidates.