Champions League officials have told Hapoel Tel Aviv to find a new home after their 13,000 capacity stadium - similar in design to Blackpool's stadium of the same name (Bloomfield Road) in the Premier League - was deemed unfit for Europe's biggest league.

The news follows Hapoel Tel Aviv's qualifcation to the group stages of the competition after beating Austria's Salzburg 4-3 - only the fourth time in Isreal's history that a team has been represented.

According to the Associated Press, officials are asking for the matches to be in Isreal's 40,000 national stadium, Ramat Gan.

Ramat Gan also hosted Maccabi Tel Aviv's group stage campaign six years ago and Maccabi Haifa's matches last season.

Hapoel qualified for the Champions League for the first time by drawing 1-1 with Austria's Salzburg at a packed Bloomfield Stadium on Tuesday, to win their playoff tie 4-3 on aggregate.

The draw for the group stages is at 1800 CET today.