Free State Tourist AttractionsFree State Stadium
Where? Att Horak Street, Bloemfontein, 9300, Free State, South Africa
How? Call +27 (0)51 407-1743
The Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein was originally built for the Rugby World Cup of 1995. Then, it was revamped to host a number of matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cupô. Its current tenants include the Central Cheetahs, the Free State Cheetahs and the Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club.
Considered to be one of the most sophisticated stadiums in South Africa, the Free State Stadium has a seating capacity of 46 000. There are eight entrance gates. The hospitality facilities of the stadium comprise 100 suites, an entertainment deck, and 15 fixed gazebos. The stadiumís sound system was upgraded in 2009, in preparation for the World Cup. The two electronic scoreboards and the two video boards add to the excitement and the overall experience of watching world-class sport within these comfortable surrounds.
There are also food and beverage vendors available on match days, so spectators are assured of ample in the way of refreshments. A kiddiesí area, medical centre and ablution blocks make the Free State Stadium the venue of choice for major local, national and international sporting events.
In the city of Bloemfontein, there are hotels, guesthouses, shopping centres, and entertainment complexes. Those visiting the city may want to add these and the Free State Stadium to their list of things to do and see when visiting this part of South Africa.