“As we have made clear, it is the safety and well-being of those who come to the stadium and its users that is first and foremost before our eyes,” Danilovich announced. “Therefore, we are obliged to act in accordance with his opinion, as soon as possible. Following the serious findings and the professional opinion and in accordance with the Municipal By-Law, the stadium building was declared a dangerous structure by the city engineer today.”
The schedules for dismantling the roof and setting up the new lighting fixtures will be submitted in the coming days for municipal approval, but despite the mayor’s announcement that the goal is to “get the stadium back on track, as soon as possible”, Yossi Aboksis’ team will not be able to play at home most of next season.
It is not yet clear when the work at Turner will be completed, it is estimated that it will be at least seven months, ie at least until the end of the regular season. In the meantime, the team from the capital of the Negev will host its games in the Premier League at Teddy Stadium, and in the colony when it plays in Europe.
“We regularly and fully transparently update the club heads and representatives of the fan organizations,” the statement said. “And are attentive to the needs raised by them. We are very sorry that this is the situation and we understand the uncomplicated consequences, but it is our duty to deal with them as professionally and quickly as possible.”