Bloomfield Stadium (Tel Aviv)

Bloomfield Stadium prior to redevelopment

Bloomfield Stadium is the home of three Israeli football clubs – Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv. The Israel national football team also plays some of their international matches in the stadium as they have no fixed home venue.

The venue opened in 1962 on the site of Hapoel’s former home of Basa Stadium and was financed by a Canadian charity who requested it be named after the Bloomfield brothers for supporting sports development in Israel.

The first match at the stadium was a friendly between Hapoel and Dutch side Twente on the 12th December 1962, finishing in a 1-1 draw. A year later Maccabi Tel Aviv moved to the stadium, leaving in 1985 before returning in 2000. Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv also moved to the stadium in 1962 but left in 1970 and didn’t return until 2004.

When it opened, Bloomfield had a capacity of 18,000 but a series of developments, most recently between 2016 and 2019 has raised capacity to 29,400.

The first international matches played at the venue were two group matches at the 1964 AFC Asian Cup. Israel have since played several UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the stadium. Three group matches at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship were also played there, whilst Argentina and Uruguay met in a friendly in the stadium in November 2019.

Tenants: Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Tel Aviv & Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv

Opened: 1962

Capacity: 29,150

Address: She’erit Yisra’el St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Tickets at Bloomfield Stadium

Hapoel Tel Aviv – Hapoel tickets are available to purchase online through the club’s ticketing partner Leann here or at the Box Office at 42 Frishman Street in the city centre.

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Maccabi tickets are available to purchase online through the club’s ticketing partner Leann here or at the Box Office at 42 Frishman Street in the city centre.

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv – Ticket information for Bnei Yehuda matches is difficult to come by, however check their official website here for a list of upcoming matches.

Location & Travel to Bloomfield Stadium

Bloomfield Stadium is located to the south of central Tel Aviv near the port of Jaffa.

Airport: The nearest airport is Ben Gurion Airport, the main international airport of Israel and located approximately 25 kilometres southeast from Tel Aviv. Being the main airport, it handles a large number of flights across destinations all over the world. It is possible to catch a train from the airport to Tel Aviv with a journey time of about 20 minutes.

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Bus: There are a number of bus lines that run near the stadium including 1, 15, 25, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 54, 83, 88, 125, 142 and 240.

Train: The red line of the Tel Aviv Light Rail which is due to open in 2022 will have a dedicated stop at Bloomfield Stadium.

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Further Information & Events

Hapoel Tel Aviv Official Website

Maccabi Tel Aviv Official Website

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv Official Website

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 by Sports Tourist