Clubs: Hapoel Tel Aviv & Maccabi Tel Aviv & Bnei Yehuda | Opening: 1962 | Capacity: 29,000 seats
History and description
Bloomfield Stadium got built in the 1960s to replace Hapoel’s Basa Stadium. Funding came from a Canadian charity, which requested that the stadium got named after the Bloomfield brothers in honour of their support of the development of sports in Israel.
The stadium officially opened on 12 December 1962 with a friendly match between Hapoel and Dutch side Twente (1-1). It could hold 18,000 spectators at that time.
In 1962, Bnei Yahuda moved into the stadium and soon after Maccabi as well. Bnei Yahuda moved out in 1970 again, and Maccabi moved in and out over the years with significant spells at Ramat Gan Stadium.
In the late 1990s, the city took over ownership of the stadium and started a series of refurbishments reducing capacity to 14,000.
In 2000, Maccabi moved back into the stadium again, and in 2004 Bnei Yehuda as well, in both cases permanent.
In 2016, Bloomfield Stadium closed down for an extensive redevelopment which took three years to complete. The stadium got entirely modernised and capacity increased to 29,000 seats. The three Tel Aviv clubs played at Netanya’s Netanya Stadium for the period.
How to get to Bloomfield Stadium
Bloomfield Stadium is located on the southern edge of central Tel Aviv near the old port of Jaffa.
It’s a short 5-minute walk to Jaffa, a 10-minute walk to the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, but further, at least half an hour but likely more, from the proper city centre.
Take a taxi or a local bus to get to the stadium. From the city centre, take bus 25 from Rabin Square or King George Street. It passes right next to the stadium. Bus 40 is an alternative that runs close to the beachfront on Ben-Yehuda Street. It takes you to Jaffa from where it’s a short walk to the stadium.
Address: She’erit Yisra’el St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tickets
Maccabi tickets can be bought online through Leaan, or in person at the Leaan agency at 42 Frishman Street right in the city cente.
Ticket don’t tend to be on sale at the stadium on the day of the match.
Ticket prices can depend on the opponent, but expect to pay from NIS 70.00 for an upper tier seat to NIS 110.00 for a central seat on the side.
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tickets
Hapoel tickets can be bought online through Leaan, or in person at the Leaan agency at 42 Frishman Street right in the city cente.
Tickets may not be on sale at the stadium on the day of the match.
Photos of Bloomfield Stadium
Useful Internet links
Maccabi-tlv.co.il – Official website of Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Htafc.co.il – Official website of Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Bneiyehuda.co.il – Official website of Bnei Yehuda
Visit-Tel-Aviv.com – Tel Aviv tourist information.