Ta’ Qali National Stadium
|320 (VIP section)|
|110 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||Birkirkara, Sliema Wanderers , Valletta , Msida Saint-Joseph, Qormi, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien Rainbows|
|Address||Ta' Qali, RBT 13, Malta|
Ta’ Qali Stadium – stadium description
Malta’s national stadium was opened in late 1981 in an area that used to be a military airfield during WWII. In new conditions it became a major leisure destination and the stadium remains to this day its largest venue, also the biggest football ground nationwide.
Originally the main grandstand was built in the west (exists to this day), however in 2002 a new 5,000-capacity east stand was added and it comprises some of the uses currently located in the west: skyboxes (6), conference and banqueting facilities and offices of the Maltese national football federation.
From its opening it’s not only been used for national team’s games, but also by many local football clubs. It was the first stadium to offer natural field in domestic football. It also had a running track, but that use became effectively abandoned as artificial grass now covers the track.