Club: none | Opening: | Capacity: 41,583 seats
History and description
Ramat Gan Stadium is the national stadium of Israel. The stadium was built in 1950 to serve as the new national stadium of Israel and as the host venue of the 3rd Maccabiah games.
The stadium underwent a major redevelopment in 1982 during which a new West Stand was constructed.
Further small improvements were made in the 2000s, but the stadium has not been able to keep up with the standards of modern stadiums and therefore plans were made to rebuild a new stadium with a capacity of 55,000 seats in its place. However, little progress was made and at the moment plans are still uncertain to get realised.
Over the years, Maccabi Tel Aviv has played significant spells at Ramat Gan Stadium, but have been playing at Bloomfield Stadium since 2000.
The stadium used to be the standard playing venue of the Israel national team, but with the opening of modern stadiums like Sammy Ofer Stadium and Bloomfield Stadium, Ramat Gan Stadium is getting used a lot less these days.
How to get to Ramat Gan Stadium
Ramat Gan Stadium is located in the Ramat Gan suburb of Tel Aviv in the north-east of the city at about 5 kilometres from Rabin Square in Tel Aviv’s centre and 3 kilometres from Tel Aviv Center-Savidor railway station. The stadium is located right next to HaYarkon Park, a popular venue for open-air concerts.
Ramat Gan Stadium can be reached by trains that run from Tel Aviv Center-Savidor. Trains run at least every hour but generally more often up to once every 20 minutes. The journey from Center-Savidor to Bne Brak station, which lies right next to the stadium, takes 8 minutes.
Address: Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
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Photo credits: Валерий Дед