Ramat Gan Stadium

Ramat Gan Stadium (Hebrew: אצטדיון רמת גן‎, Itztadion Ramat Gan) is a football stadium in the Tel Aviv District city of Ramat Gan, Israel. It served as the National stadium of Israel until 2014.

Ramat Gan Stadium
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Former namesThe National Stadium (1954-2014)
LocationRamat Gan, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Public transitDankal Logo.svg Red Line (Tel Aviv Light Rail) R1.svg Red Line (Tel Aviv Light Rail) R2.svg at Ben-Gurion
Dankal Logo.svg Green Line at Stadium
Israel Railways Yarkon Railway Line at Bnei Brak–Ramat HaHayal
OwnerIsrael Football Association
Capacity13,370 (permitted seats)
Field size105 × 68 m (115 × 74 yd)
Renovated1984, 1993
ArchitectIvor Shaw Friba
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim (2015-present)
Israel women's national football team
Israel national football team (1956–2013)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1985-1986, 1987-1995, 1996-2000)


Completed in 1951 and serving as Israel's largest stadium ever since, this all-seated stadium contains 41,583 seats while 13,370 of which are located in the Western Tribune completed in 1982[1] – at the time the stadium went through a major refurbishing process.

The stadium is mixed-use, fit for athletic competitions alongside its more regular usage as a football stadium when it hosts Israel international football matches along with the home UEFA Champions League matches of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa in the 2004–05 and 2009–10 seasons, respectively. The pitch dimensions are 105 m × 68 m (115 × 74 yd), with a 10,500 m2 (2.6 acres) lawn. The stadium's plot area is 36,000 m2 (8.9 acres).

The stadium also contains six dressing rooms, meeting halls, a conference center, press rooms, referees' room and medical and drug-test clinics. It is sided by two training fields, large athletes clinic, a café-restaurant, and a 3,900 space open-air car park. It also houses the headquarters of the Israel Football Association.

The artificial lighting conditions in the stadium are on the same level with the world's top stadiums, offering a max 1,550 lux on every part of the pitch.

Until the opening of Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, it was the only stadium in Israel which was world-class standard, and the only one to host official FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and UEFA Champions League games, although Hapoel Tel Aviv got permission to stage their 2010 Champions League games at the Bloomfield Stadium. The stadium was also the location for opening ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games, but from 2013, the location for opening ceremonies is Teddy Stadium Jerusalem. With the more modern Sammy Ofer Stadium and Teddy Stadium replacing it as alternative homes for the Israel National Football Team, as of today (2018) the stadium remains largely abandoned as a venue for football games.

According to IFA former president Avi Luzon, there are plans to tear down the stadium and rebuild a larger one with expected capacity of 55,000 people. But by the end of 2016 it was not established.


The stadium has hosted musical acts such as Depeche Mode, Elton John, R.E.M., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Leonard Cohen, Sting, High on Fire, Orphaned Land, Metallica, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Kanye West. In 2012 Madonna opened her MDNA Tour at the stadium, playing in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 33,000 people.


  1. ^ "IFA website".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ramat Gan Stadium at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Dongdaemun Stadium
AFC Asian Cup
Host Venue

Succeeded by
Amjadieh Stadium

Coordinates: 32°6′1″N 34°49′27″E / 32.10028°N 34.82417°E / 32.10028; 34.82417