Maccabi Tel Aviv FC will host it’s home matches at the Municipal Stadium in Netanya due to the closure of Bloomfield stadium after both parties agreed terms.

The club has chosen the stadium in Netanya ahead of other options it was considering as the 14,000 capacity stadium will meet Maccabi Tel Aviv’s current requirements.

Petah Tikva stadium was also an option but due to not only prohibitive costs of temporary stands and a construction timeline of 10 months it proved not to be feasible.

Additionally, both the club and Netanya’s Municipality are looking into the feasibility of building another stand thus increasing the stadium’s capacity in order to accommodate more fans. The Netanya Municipality expressed their commitment to make the best efforts to improve traffic flow both before and after matches. In September, a new train station is set to be opened at Sapir, Netanya’s new industrial area, a 10 minute walk from the stadium. The club and Municipality are currently looking into the possibility of arranging a shuttle service from the station to the stadium and back.

For renewal of Season Tickets for the 2016/17 season, the club will make the best efforts to accommodate all season ticket holders in seats which will be as close as possible to their current seats at Bloomfield.

The renewal of Season Tickets will commence in the coming weeks.

CEO Martin Bain said: “We chose Netanya as our new home after conducting discussions internally, and externally with our fans. In Netanya and it’s Municipality we have been given very professional assistance and we look forward to working with them”.