Free State stadium is situated in the city of Mangaung / Bloemfontein in the Free State Province of South Africa. The Free State province is situated in the central part of South Africa. The province borders the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal Provinces. The Free State Stadium is being used for rugby and football. Bloemfontein Celtic FC and the Free State Cheetahs call this stadium home. The seating capacity of the Free State Stadium was upgraded before the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. The stadium now has seating available for 45,000 fans. The Free State Stadium will host 5 first round matches and 1 second round match in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Free State stadium has a good record of safety and security, ample parking and excellent corporate hospitality. Bloemfontein sports fans are well-known for their enthusiasm. This venue promises to be very enjoyable one in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The original Free State Stadium was built in 1952.
The following matches will be played at the Free Stadium in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament:
- 14 June 2010 – Japan vs Cameroon – Kickoff at 16:00
- 17 June 2010 – Greece vs Nigeria – Kickoff at 16:00
- 20 June 2010 – Slovakia vs Paraguay – Kickoff at 13:30
- 22 June 2010 – South Africa vs France – Kickoff at 16:00
- 25 June 2010 – Switzerland vs Honduras – Kickoff at 20:30
- 27 June 2010 – Knockout round of 16 match – Kickoff at 16:00
Check out the previous post covering the complete 2010 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule for a full of matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.