The hunger and longing that accumulated during the Corona period, the titles, the connection between the team and the fans, the shining players who returned the aura and shine to the color green, the journeys to conquer Europe that remind us of the forgotten days of great glory.
A combination of reasons and circumstances, together with a magnificent facility on any scale and a viewing experience that is unmatched in Israel, brought the Sami Ofer Stadium, on the eve of the opening of the 2022/23 season, to the status of a temple.
Temple, photo: Alan Shiver
The walls of Kiryat Eliezer echoed with moments of greatness, memories of crazy joy and days of unforgettable world fame.
I was there during all the years of the golden age, I experienced almost everything first-hand, in the heart of Stand C, and therefore I allow myself to say with my mouth full, without an iota of hesitation - I have never felt as powerful and in an atmosphere as I feel in Sami Ofer in the last two years, especially in the big games (which are not We will talk about the European framework).
This stadium changed priorities and attitudes, and made the audience a significant factor in almost every aspect.
Even outside, by the way, the green crowd has no competitors when it comes to numbers - and not least thanks to Sami Ofer.
Does anyone have a doubt that if we were still playing in Kiryat Eliezer, Bogdan Palanich is now congratulating the coach and the players in the morning training at "Kalispara"?
Without Sami Ofer, forget about "Calispra" in the morning training, photo: Alan Shiver
The 2022/23 season opens, a crazy battle for the title is guaranteed, and Maccabi Haifa fans are also guaranteed a crazy, pushing and boiling atmosphere at every home game.
And tonight, and every night, inshallah, Shabarak will be the DJ.
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