THE NATIONAL STADIUM
The National Stadium
For Maltese football enthusiasts, the most significant breakthrough to-date was probably the construction by the local Government of a new National Stadium at Ta’ Qali,close to the old City of Mdina, in an area which served as a military airport during the Second World War.
This Stadium was inaugurated in December, 1981, and for the first time ever top Division League matches and international matches started being played on natural turf. Over the years the association has kept the pace in improving its facilities with the aim of offering top quality facilities to its members and fans.
Today, the MFA boasts of a National Stadium equipped with all modern amenities, including individual all-round seating for 18,000 spectators, a top of the range floodlighting system, electronic scoreboard, a public address system, a media centre, VIP lounges, a gymnasium, a physiotherapy clinic, a Technical Centre and other facilities
Other refurbishments at the National Stadium include the laying of an artificial turf surface around the pitch, new laminated tampered glass fencing to replace the old wrought iron ones, a facelift of the dressing rooms and press area, besides other embellishments have all given Malta’s football centre stage a new look.
Also we had the the re-building of the 5,000-seater East Stand, henceforth called the Millennium Stand. This place houses the Malta F.A. Headquarters, 6 executive boxes, a secluded spectator balcony with an adjacent Foyer– ideal for use by Corporate entities at events being held in the Stadium, and facilities for indoor sport, besides providing areas for recreational and social activities.
There is also a garage underneath, catering areas and ample parking space around the stadium.
Besides these improved facilities, the Malta FA has converted the old gym underneath the West Stand into a centre for the use of national team players, with a state-of-the-art clinic to cater for their fitness needs and those of member clubs and visiting teams making use of our facilities.
All facilities at the stadium are easily accessible by means of several entrances.