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Free State Stadium
Vodacom Park Stadium
South Africa-Bloemfontein-Free State Stadium01.jpg
Location Bloemfontein, South Africa
Capacity 48,000
Free State Cheetahs
Central Cheetahs
Bloemfontein Celtic

The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, used for rugby union, as well as football (soccer).

The primary rugby union tenants of the facility are:

The primary soccer tenant is:



Sporting and Miscellaneous events

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The Free State Stadium was one of the host venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2010

In advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a second tier was added to the main grandstand on the western side of the ground, increasing the net capacity from 36,538[1] to 48,000. Additionally, new turnstiles were created, the floodlights upgraded, electronic scoreboards installed, the sound system revamped to the required standards, and CCTV and media facilities improved.

Bloemfontein received R221 million to upgrade the stadium. Though cost estimates were at R245 million, the city decided to stand in for the R24m shortfall [2]. Tenders were advertised in February & March 2007. Upgrade work started in July 2007.[3]

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
2010-06-14 16.00 Japan Japan vs Cameroon Cameroon Group E
2010-06-17 16.00 Greece Greece vs Nigeria Nigeria Group B
2010-06-20 13.30 Slovakia Slovakia vs Paraguay Paraguay Group F
2010-06-22 16.00 France France vs South Africa South Africa Group A
2010-06-25 20.30 Switzerland Switzerland vs Honduras Honduras Group H
2010-06-27 16.00 Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C Round of 16


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Coordinates: 29°07′02.25″S 26°12′31.85″E / 29.1172917°S 26.2088472°E / -29.1172917; 26.2088472

Simple English

Free State Stadium
File:South Africa-Bloemfontein-Free State
Location Bloemfontein, South Africa
Coordinates 29°07′02″S 26°12′32″E / 29.11722°S 26.20889°E / -29.11722; 26.20889Coordinates: 29°07′02″S 26°12′32″E / 29.11722°S 26.20889°E / -29.11722; 26.20889
Built 1952
Renovated 2008
Capacity 40,911

Free State Stadium is a sports stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

FIFA World Cup

The stadium will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Is one of the 10 stadiums where World Cup games will be played.

2010 World Cup Matches

All times are given in South African Standard time (UTC+2).

DateTimeGroupTeam #1Team #2
Monday, 14 June16:00Group EJapanCameroon
Thursday, 17 June16:00Group BGreeceNigeria
Sunday, 20 June13:30Group FSlovakiaParaguay
Tuesday, 22 June16:00Group AFranceSouth Africa
Friday, 25 June20:30Group HSwitzerlandHonduras
Sunday, 27 June16:00Round of 161D2C

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