Key facts

Club: Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa | Opening: 2014 | Capacity: 30,701 seats 

History and description

Sammy Ofer Stadium is the recently opened new stadium of Maccabi and Hapoel Haifa and as such replaced the old Kiryat Eliezer Stadium as their home.

Construction of the stadium started in June 2010. It was expected to be finished in the spring of 2013, however several delays pushed back completion to the summer of 2014.

Sammy Ofer Stadium opened on 15 September 2014 with a league match between Maccabi Haifa and Bnei Sakhnin (4-2).

The stadium is named after wealthy businessman Sammy Ofer, who provided a significant part of the funding in exchange for the naming rights.

Getting to Sammy Ofer Stadium

Sammy Ofer Stadium is located in the south of Haifa at about 8 kilometres from downtown Haifa and Bat Galim. The stadium lies only a few hundred metres inland from the Mediterranean coast near Dado Beach.

The stadium lies right next to the Route 4 main road that connects downtown Haifa with its southern suburbs. 

If using public transport, one can take a train to station Hof ha-Carmel, which lies an approximate 15-minute walk away from the stadium, and which has train connections to central Haifa as well as Tel-Aviv. Haifa’s main bus terminal lies next to the train station and thus also at walking distance from Sammy Ofer Stadium.

Shuttle buses run from Hof ha-Carmel station to the stadium on matchdays.

Alternatively, one can catch metrobus line 1 from downtown Haifa in southern direction and get off at Haifa Mall, from where it is a 5-minute walk to the stadium.

Address: Pinkhas ve-Avraham Rutenberg Street, Haifa

Maccabi Haifa Tickets

Tickets for Maccabi Haifa games can be bought online, by phone +972 (0) 4 7704444, or at the club office at Sammy Ofer Stadium.

Expect to pay ILS 50.00 to ILS 70.00 for a ticket.

Email for more information.

Hapoel Haifa Tickets

Tickets for Hapoel Haifa can be bought at the ticket windows of Sammy Ofer Stadium on the day of the match. Ticket prices typically range from ILS 50.00 to ILS 70.00.

Photos of Sammy Ofer Stadium

Relevant Internet links – Official website of Maccabi Haifa FC. – Official website of Hapoel Haifa FC. – Official website of Sammy Ofer Stadium. – Israel rail information and journey planner.