HaMoshava Stadium

The HaMoshava Stadium (Hebrew: אִצְטַדְיוֹן הַמוֹשָׁבָה‎), also known as Petah Tikva Stadium, is a football stadium in Petah Tikva, Israel. It was completed in 2011, and is used mainly for football matches and is home to both Hapoel Petah Tikva and Maccabi Petah Tikva.[1]

HaMoshava Stadium
Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 2.jpg
LocationPetah Tikva, Israel
Public transitIsrael Railways Petah Tikva-Kiryat Aryeh railway station (Israel Railways)
Light Rail interchange Red Line (Tel Aviv Light Rail)
OwnerCity of Petah Tikva
OperatorCity of Petah Tikva
Capacity11,500
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Opened6 December 2011
Construction costUS$ 60 million
ArchitectGAB Architects
Tenants
Hapoel Petah Tikva (2011–present)
Maccabi Petah Tikva (2011–present)
Hapoel Ra'anana (2019-present)
Sektzia Nes Tziona (2019-present)
Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C. (2019-present, temporary)
The western stand, June 2016
Aerial view

The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 11,500 with an option for further construction of 8,500 on the south and north stands, totaling 20,000 seats.

As part of a larger sports park in the new industrial area of the city, the complex will also boast a 3,000 seat multi-purpose arena, and artificial turf training fields. The budget for the stadium was US$25 million.[1][2]

The designers of the new stadium were GAB (Goldshmidt Arditty Ben Nayim) Architects, one of Israel's leading sport architecture firms that also designed the new Netanya Stadium and Haberfeld Stadium.

The stadium was inaugurated on 6 December 2011, after almost two years of construction.[3] It was one of four venues for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, staging three group matches and a semi-final.

The stadium's naming was controversial in Petah Tikva, as some local residents wished to name it Rosh HaZahav (Gold head), after local city club Hapoel Petah Tikva and Israel national football player Nahum Stelmach. As a result, Maccabi Petah Tikva supporters proposed to name the stadium after Shmuel Ben-Dror, that played in the club for more than twenty years, was Israel first captain and scored the first ever goal for Israel.[4] After the city's refusal it was named HaMoshava after Petah Tikva's nickname, Em HaMoshavot (Mother of the Moshavot).

In 2014 HaMoshava Stadium hosted the 2014 United Supercup.[5]

International matchesEdit

Date Result Competition Attendance
29 Feb 2012   Israel 4–0   Ukraine U-21 Friendly 7,000
29 Feb 2012   Israel 2–3   Ukraine Friendly 7,000
19 Jul 2012   Maccabi Netanya 1–2   Kuopion Palloseura Europa League 2,500
14 Oct 2012   Israel 4–1   Belgium U-21 Friendly
21 Mar 2013   Israel 1–2   Netherlands U-21 Friendly 9,000
6 June 2013   Netherlands 3–2   Germany 2013 Euro U-21 10,248
8 June 2013   England 1–3   Norway 2013 Euro U-21 6,150
12 June 2013   Spain 3–0   Netherlands 2013 Euro U-21 10,024
16 June 2013   Italy 1–0   Netherlands 2013 Euro U-21 10,123
30 January 2014   PFC CSKA Moscow 0–0 (4–2)   Metallist Kharkiv 2014 United Supercup 2,000
30 January 2014   Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1   FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 2014 United Supercup 2,500
2 February 2014   Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0   PFC CSKA Moscow 2014 United Supercup 2,000
2 February 2014   Metallist Kharkiv 0–2   Shakhtar Donetsk 2014 United Supercup
5 February 2014   FC Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–2   Metallist Kharkiv 2014 United Supercup
5 February 2014   PFC CSKA Moscow 1–2   Shakhtar Donetsk 2014 United Supercup

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The shining stadium of Petah Tikva" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Petah Tikva Stadium". GAB Architects. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ "The stadium open date was delayed, will be inaugurated on 6 December 2011" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  4. ^ http://sports.walla.co.il/item/1412567
  5. ^ http://football.sport-express.ru/osk/reviews/38440/

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°06′15.11″N 34°51′54.28″E / 32.1041972°N 34.8650778°E / 32.1041972; 34.8650778