Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium is set to undergo a renovation project that its management company claims will make it the most advanced venue in Israel.
Opened in 1992, the 34,000-seat facility is Israel’s second largest stadium after the Ramat Gan Stadium. It is the home of Israeli Premier League football club Beitar Jerusalem and also hosts some national team games.
The Janglo website said the Jerusalem Municipality will invest ILS 20m (£4.16m/€4.85m/$5.52m) in the project, with the work to be carried by Ariel Company, which manages the stadium and the city’s Pais Arena.
The renovation work will include the addition of a roof to the south side of the stadium, ensuring the facility will now be completely covered. This work will account for ILS 14m of the project cost.
Work to enhance accessibility for disabled people will also be carried out, along with the introduction of a state-of-the-art surveillance camera system utilising facial recognition technology. A new video board will also be installed on the south end of the stadium.
Ariel Company chief executive, Zion Turgeman, said: “Completing the upgrading of the Teddy Stadium, together with the Pais Arena, makes Jerusalem Sports City the most advanced and leading in Israel.
“The experience of watching the games in the sports facilities in the capital is the best, and we continue to invest and develop the facilities for the benefit of the teams, the Jerusalem crowd and the spectators coming from all over the country.”
Image: Ariel Company