Capital attraction

After multiple delays, the Jerusalem Arena is finally set to open, and Hapoel Jerusalem owner Ori Allon is optimistic about the year ahead.

August 28, 2014 11:02
Jerusalem stadium

Former Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert first announced plans for the stadium in 2004.. (photo credit: LIRON MOLDOVAN/BSL)

The new Jerusalem Arena is finally scheduled to open next week, with an extravagant ceremony.

Magic Johnson and a team of former NBA stars was set to entertain a capacity crowd of 12,000, as part of the special event planned to celebrate the occasion. However, Magic and Co. canceled their participation in the opening ceremony last month due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, leaving the Jerusalem Municipality without a headline act for its big day.


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