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Bloomfield Stadium ( ) is a football stadium in the Tel Aviv Districtmarker city of Jaffamarker, Israelmarker. It is the home stadium of Hapoel Tel Aviv. The stadium has a capacity of 17,500.

History

Bloomfield Stadium was built on the land where Basa Stadium, home to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv since 1950, once stood. Money for the stadium project came from the Canadian Association of Labour Israel, a Canadian charity supporting the charitable works of the Hapoel Sports Movoment of the Histadrut Labour Organization in Israel, the Bloomfield family of Montreal, Canada, directly and through their family foundation called the Eldee Foundation. The project was financed in Canada and intended to honor the names of brothers Bernard M. Bloomfield and Louis M. Bloomfield, Q.C. of Montreal, Canada for their lifelong dedication to the ideals of sport in Israel. The stadium opened on 12 October 1962 with a friendly match between Hapoel and Dutchmarker club FC Twente.

In 1999, Hapoel's city rivals, Maccabi moved into Bloomfield after hosting many of their matches at the national stadiummarker. In 2004, Bnei Yehuda moved into Bloomfield making it the only stadium in the top three divisions of Israeli football to have three tenants.

Concerts

The stadium has hosted concerts by popular artists such as Phil Collins, Black Eyed Peas and the Scorpions.

Gates

  • Gate 1 - VIP section, media stand and seating area of all gold tier season ticket holders for all three tenants.
  • Gate 2 - Hapoel/Maccabi stands.
  • Gates 4, 5 - Hapoel stands, during Maccabi games, is used for away stands, depending on the game.
  • Gates 6, 7 - Hapoel stands, during Maccabi matches, this stand is used for visiting supporters.
  • Gates 8, 9 - Home stand for Hapoel, Maccabi and Bnei Yehuda.
  • Gates 10, 11 - Home to Maccabi's supporters. In Hapoel matches, this stand is used for visiting supporters.
  • Gate 13 - Home stand for Hapoel, Maccabi and Bnei Yehuda.


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