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Spectators' Information

General information

  • Spectators can watch and visit with teens only during the opening ceremony and when the teens are competing in their sports. For sport venue locations – click here 

No spectator visits are allowed at evening events, the HUB, and the villages.

Maccabi call center (hot line) called Moked is open 24/7 and will start operating on July 6th, 2pm.
landline 03-6715800
mobile/ whatsApp: +972-55-997-9806
The moked is open for any questions you have. 

Credentials and pick up:

Credential pick up in Israel will be at the Haifa Tennis Center which is centrally located to many of our Haifa venues. Ticket pickup will be available on:

Sunday July 9th - 7:30am - 11:30am 

Monday July 10th - 7:30am - 11:30am 

Alternatively, credentials may be picked up at Will Call at Opening Ceremony.

Haifa Tennis Center address -  Tsviya Ve-Yitshak St 2, Haifa, Israel or use these directions to navigate to the tennis center parking lot using WAZE:

Please note that credentials give spectators access into athletic venues ONLY. Spectator credentials do not give access for meals or any of the participant only activities or venues.

Last minute Spectator Registration:

For those still looking to purchase Spectator Passes, please CLICK HERE    


Please note that the Opening Ceremony is SOLD OUT. . Any registrations from this point on are not guaranteed opening ceremony tickets. You will be added to the waitlist in the order in which you register and notified by email if tickets become available.

Opening Ceremony:

Will take place at International Convention Center - Kdoshei Jassy St 2, Haifa, Israel at 7:30pm on Sunday, July 9th.  Please remember your credential AND paper tickets that are located in your spectator pouch as they each have a unique bar code that will need to be scanned when entering.  

6pm - will call opens for credential/tickets pickup (located outside main entrance)

6:30pm – doors open

7:30pm – ceremony begins will open at 6pm outside of the Opening Ceremony venue should you need to pick up your tickets. 

  •         Security - It is recommended to travel light to Opening Ceremony as there will be security.  Please only bring a small bag of personal belonging you must have with you.  We also recommend bringing a copy of your passport or another photo ID.
  • Parking: Those who arrive by car can park in the spectators’ parking lot. Navigate to the parking lot here
  • Parking passes will be sent out by email and must be shown to the security guard at the entrance to the parking lot (can be digital or printed). 
  • Directions to those who arrive by Gett Taxi or by foot: Kdoshei Jassy St 2, Haifa.
    For directions click here.

The event will be live streamed on the website for all to enjoy.

Car Rental

We are proud to partner with Eldan, the official rental car sponsor of Maccabi

For discounted rental car rates, please use this reservation link and the code 030123 to book a car with Eldan.

Click here

What to bring each day: 

  • Credentials
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks / Drinks (the water and Powerade at sports venues are for athletes and coaches only 
  • Shade (if you need – it isn’t guaranteed there will be shaded areas for spectators at every venue)
  • Ruach! (Team Spirit)

Rules for Spectators and Athletes:

We know you are all looking forward to this incredible experience in Israel and watching your athletes compete, These rules are in place to ensure a safe, secure and fun experience for all our participants:

  • All athletes MUST stay in the JCC Maccabi program – parents/spectators may not take athletes out for meals or take them away from JCC Maccabi venues at any time
  • Spectators are NOT permitted entry to the athletes HUB
  • Spectators may not visit athletes at any of their hotel villages
  • Spectators must respect all rules officials, JCC Maccabi, Maccabi World Union, and local venue staff
  • Spectators must wear credentials at all times
  • Spectators are expected to adhere to the JCC Maccabi tradition of ‘Rachmanus’ that guides athletes, coaches, and spectators alike in good sportsmanship, conduct on and off the field of play, and ensuring that the experience for all is conducted in the spirit of JCC Maccabi, a positive Jewish experience that is about much more than sport competition.