Teddy Kollek Stadium

Capacity31 733
Country Israel
CityJerusalem
ClubsBeitar Jerusalem FC, Hapoel Jerusalem FC, Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem FC
Inauguration 1990
Renovations 1999, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019
Record attendance 30,000 (Beitar Jerusalem - Hapoel Tel Aviv, 21/10/2013)
Cost $ 12 million
Design GAB Architects

Description: Teddy Stadium

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.

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