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.
|Location||Petah Tikva, Israel|
|Public transit|| Petah Tikva-Kiryat Aryeh railway station (Israel Railways)|
Red Line (Tel Aviv Light Rail)
|Owner||City of Petah Tikva|
|Operator||City of Petah Tikva|
|Opened||6 December 2011|
|Construction cost||US$ 60 million|
|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 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.
The stadium was inaugurated on 6 December 2011, after almost two years of construction. 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. After the city's refusal it was named HaMoshava after Petah Tikva's nickname, Em HaMoshavot (Mother of the Moshavot).
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