The Netanya Stadium is the home ground of Maccabi Netanya, the Israeli club who experienced their greatest success in the 1970s and 80s. Often referred to as The Diamond Stadium as a nod to the club’s nickname, the new stadium replaced their former home of Sar-Tov Stadium as it had become outdated.
The first game played at the new stadium was on the 4th November 2012, with Maccabi Netanya defeating Hapoel Tel Aviv 2-1 in front of a capacity crowd. The Netanya Stadium hosted its first Israeli international match in February 2013 with the home team defeating Finland 2-1 in a friendly and has since hosted several other internationals, including UEFA Nations League fixtures.
The stadium also hosted four matches of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, including three group matches and a semi final.
Tenants: Maccabi Netanya (Israeli Premier League)
Address: Netanya, Israel
Location & Travel to Netanya Stadium
The Netanya Stadium is located approximately 5 kilometres south of central Netanya in central Israel.
Airport: The nearest airport to Netanya is Ben Gurion Airport, the main international airport of Israel and located approximately 50 kilometres to the south. Being the main airport, it handles a large number of flights across destinations all over the world.
Apart from driving which will take about 40 minutes, it is possible to catch a train from the airport to Netanya by changing at Binyamina or Tel Aviv.
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Bus: There are several bus lines that run from central Netanya to nearby the stadium, including lines 15, 20, 27 or 53.
Train: The Netanya railway station is located near the centre, with services to towns such as Tel Aviv and Binyamina. From the station, you can catch bus line 20 to the stadium.