- Address: Jerusalem
- Country: Israel
- Capacity: 31,000
- Opened: 1991
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Beitar Jerusalem (football), Hapoel Jerusalem (football)
Extra stadium info – Teddy Stadium
The construction of the Teddy Stadium, which is named after a former mayor of Jerusalem, started in 1990. The stadium, which is among the main Israeli sports venues, was renovated several times. In 2013, it hosted the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Spain won the game against the Italian Republic 4-2. 29,000 spectators attended the football match.
The national football team of Israel
The Teddy Stadium hosted various matches of the national football team of Israel. The Israelis were crowned football champions of Asia in 1964 for the first time in their history. That year, the national football team of India finished second place and the national football team of Korea finished third place in the Asian championship for national football teams. The national football team of Israel played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1970. 20,000 people attended the game, which was won by Uruguay. Israel played two more FIFA World Cup games in 1970. Both matches ended in a draw. Mordechai Shpigler scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for Israel.
Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Jerusalem use the Teddy Stadium for home games. Both clubs played numerous Israeli top-flight football league matches. Beitar Jerusalem became the first football club from Jerusalem with a value of at least $10 million. They were crowned Israeli football champions various times. In 1987, Beitar won the Israeli top-flight football league for the first time in their history. In 2008, they won the Israeli top division and the Israeli cup tournament for the first time in the same year. Beitar drew an average home attendance of 11,000 during that league season. They gathered 67 points in 33 matches in that domestic league season. Beitar won 20 of those 33 matches. Seven games ended in a draw and six games ended in a defeat.