The Jerusalem Municipality has recently begun renovating Teddy Stadium through the services of the Ariel Company. Upon completion of work it will become the most advanced stadium in Israel. Work to cover the southern seating section will commence in early May, after which the entire stadium will be covered. In recent weeks, work has also begun on the installation of advanced and innovative amplification systems, which will be completed before the final match of the Israel State Cup, which will be played at the Teddy Stadium.
The amplification systems are manufactured by the Germany company EV, and will be imported and specially adapted to the stadium. They include a speaker system around the stadium, consisting of 108 powerful speakers producing high quality, balanced sound reproduction throughout the stadium – as is the norm in European stadiums. A system of this quality has been imported and its installation in an open stadium is for the first time in Israel. Such a sytem has been installed in leading stadiums around the world, such as the Maracana Stadium in Brazil, Suwon Stadium in South Korea and Franken Stadium in Germany. In addition, dressing rooms, the players' tunnel and the warmup areas are being renovated and upgraded. The players' seats on the team benches will be replaced with new ones.
The stadium has 32,000 seats, and meets the highest professional and sporting standards. It will host international matches as well as Israeli national soccer team matches. Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, explained that, "we have turned a vision into reality. The upgraded Teddy Stadium, the largest stadium in Israel, has become Israel's national stadium. Teddy Stadium is a central part of the International Sports Complex that we have established in Jerusalem, which places the capital of Israel on the international sports map and brings national competitions and matches to Jerusalem. These lead to economic and cultural growth, as well as tourism, for the city's residents and for the entire country."