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Acre Municipal Stadium (Hebrew: האצטדיון העירוני של עכו‎, HaItztadion HaIroni Shel Akko), also Toto Acre Stadium (Hebrew: אצטדיון טוטו עכו‎, Itztadion Toto Akko),[1] is a soccer stadium in Acre, Israel. It is the home ground of Hapoel Acre which plays in Liga Leumit, the second tier of the Israeli football league system. The stadium is located at the southern entrance of town, near the Ein HaMifratz intersection.

Acre Municipal Stadium
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LocationAcre, Israel
OwnerMunicipality of Acre
OperatorMunicipality of Acre
Capacity5,000
Construction
Broke ground26 May 2009
Opened4 September 2011
Construction cost 50 million
Tenants
Hapoel Acre (2011–present), Ahi Acre F.C., Maccabi Ironi Acre F.C.
Haifa Robi Shapira (2016-present)

HistoryEdit

The stadium has 5,000 seats in two covered balconies, four dressing rooms, service rooms, and over 1,000 square metres of commercial space.[2] The establishment of the stadium at a cost of 50 million NIS was made possible after a collaboration between the Municipality of Acre, Toto Winner Organization, Israel Railways, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, and the National Infrastructure Minister of Israel.[2]

For many years, the home stadium of Hapoel Acre was the Napoleon Stadium.[2] In the early 2000s, the western tier of the stadium was demolished in favor of an Israel Railways project. After the demolition of the stadium bleachers, the stadium was disqualified for league games and since then it became the team's training field. The new stadium, which some of his founds came from Israel Railways as a compensation for demolished the old stadium. until the stadium completion Hapoel Acre had to play its home games in other cities.

The stadium was inaugurated on 4 September 2011, after two and a half years of construction, in a friendly match between Hapoel Acre and Maccabi Haifa, the game ended in a 2–0 win for Maccabi Haifa.[3] Before the game, it had an opening ceremony with Shimon Lankri, the mayor of Acre, and Avi Luzon, the chairman of the Israel Football Association.

The stadium's first official game came on 12 September 2011, between Hapoel Acre and Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Israeli Premier League. the game ended in a 2–0 win for Hapoel Acre.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A senior staff in Hapoel Acre: "There's a third league's conduct in here"". Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew). Ynet.
  2. ^ a b c "The stadium in Acre: Giv'at Napoleon 2.0". Maariv (in Hebrew). NRG.
  3. ^ "2:0 for Maccabi Haifa against Hapoel Acre in the stadium inaugurate match". Sport5.co.il (in Hebrew). Sport5.
  4. ^ "Hapoel Acre inaugurated the new stadium with 2:0 win against Hapoel Be'er Sheva". ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). ONE.

Coordinates: 32°54′28.43″N 35°5′9.84″E / 32.9078972°N 35.0860667°E / 32.9078972; 35.0860667