Ta’ Qali National Stadium is the home ground of the Malta Football Team as well as the main venue for matches of the Maltese Premier League. First opened in 1980, Ta’Qali is capable of accommodating just under 18,000 supporters.
Malta National Team Stadium Guide
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Ta’ Qali National Stadium History
For years the island of Malta was in desperate need of its own purpose built facilities which were capable of hosting International matches in line with the stadium regulations set out by both UEFA and FIFA. Before the stadium was inaugurated in December 1981 matches were predominantly played on artificial pitches or if you were lucky, low quality grass surfaces.
Municipally owned, Ta’ Qali National Stadium was constructed on a plot of land which was previously used by the military for aviation purposes during the Second World War. Managed by the Maltese Football Association, the ground sits at the heart of a wider sporting complex which contains gyms, offices and training facilities.
The stadium has undergone renovations over the years to keep apace of other European Stadiums. The Maltese FA first founded in 1900, however full affiliation with UEFA came in 1960.
The most recent renovation work came in 2003 when the East Stand was completely rebuilt. Capable of seating 4,700 supporters, the stand now known as the Millennium Stand, contains 6 executive boxes, various corporate facilities as well enough office space to house the Football Association of Malta.
Ta’ Qali National Stadium Seating Plan
Ta’ Qali National Stadium Away Section
When West Ham played Birkikara in the second leg of a Europa League qualifier at the start of the 2016 season the away fans were housed within the Millennium stand.
Best Pubs near ground
Whilst the island of Malta is littered with pubs and bars, there aren’t really any places to drink around the stadium.
Food - Places to eat
The Ta’ Qali National Park appears to be a great location for a picnic!
Malta National Team Club Shop
Fans can purchase official merchandise of the Malta National Football Team by visiting the TeamMalta merchandise store at the Millennium Stand of the National Stadium, which is open Monday to Friday, or online by following this link to the MFA Shop.
Can you take a stadium Tour?
The Malta Football Association also offers the public a chance to experience the national stadium through a guided tour. On it you can see the centenary stadium, training grounds, national stadium, tv interview area, national team dressing room, tunnel to pitch, the pitch, VIP area, trophies lounge and merchandise store.
Tour days are Wednesdays and Fridays although tours will not take place in case of extreme weather, an international match or a public holiday.
Tours only occur once per day at 11am, usually lasting 80 minutes, however if you are a group of 6 or more people you can organise private tours at other times and days. You can buy tickets for 5 Euros from the reception at the Millennium E Entrance. To find out more information you can email [email protected] or phone them at (356) 2338 6282/4.
How to buy Malta National Team Tickets
Tickets to watch football in Malta can either be purchased online from Malta Tickets which is the official vendor, via the telephone box office (27.842.538) or in person at the various sales points around the stadium on matchdays.
For international football matches you should acquire your ticket’s in advance through your country’s Football Association/federation.
How to get to Ta’ Qali National Stadium
Where is Ta’ Qali National Stadium?
Malta is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea which lies between Southern Europe and Northern Africa. It is mainly comprised of three inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo and Kemmuna.
Driving is the main method of transpiration on the island and it can make financial sense to rent a hire car in some cases. The stadium’s address for satnav is simply:
- Ta’ Qali, Mdina, Malta
There is a underground garage at the stadium which contains 90 VIP spaces, as well as plenty of parking for the genera public around the ground on matchdays.
Train - Public Transport
The island’s only railway line closed back in 1931 so you can disregard this as a form of transport!
Airports and Flying
The island is served by Luqa Airport, and Air Malta who are the county’s national airline. Sometimes known as Malta International Airport, the runway is located 10.5 km south-east of Ta’ Qali.
Upon landing the easiest way to travel to your destination is via the White Taxi which has a convenient list of fixed rate fares depending on where you wish to go.
Hotels Near Ta’ Qali National Stadium
The two closest hotels are The Xara Palace and Point de Vue 2.5 km south-west of the stadium in Mdina.
There are much more accommodation options however in the built up touristy areas of Saint Paul’s Bay and St Julian’s which both feature recognisable names such as Hilton and Radisson Blue amongst other highly rated hotels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Ta’ Qali National Stadium?
Maltese side Malta National Team play their home matches at Ta’ Qali National Stadium.
What is the capacity of Ta’ Qali National Stadium?
As of 2023 Ta’ Qali National Stadium has an official seating capacity of 17,797 for Football matches.
When was Ta’ Qali National Stadium opened?
Ta’ Qali National Stadium officially opened in 1980 and is home to Malta National Team
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Ta’ Qali National Stadium in 2023. Please visit the official website of Malta National Team for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.