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Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium is a football stadium and is located in Kings Way, Bloemfontein in South Africa. It is the homeground of Bloemfontein Celtic FC. The crowd capacity of this stadium is 46,000.

 

Currently, the stadium is known as the Toyota Stadium for sponsorship reasons.

 

British & Irish Lions Training Session


History

 

It was built in the year 1995. The main reason for building this stadium was to serve it as a venue for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. It was later expanded and renovated in the year 2008 to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches.


Major matches


It hosted seven matches of the 1996 African Cup of Nations, which included six group matches and a quarter-final.

 

It was also a major venue for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. It hosted 4 games, which included 3 group games and a semi-final.

 

Six matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were also played here. 5 of them were group games and a Round of 16 match.

 

Recent matches

 

The most recent game played here was a PSL game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows. The home team was 2-0 ahead at half-time with goals from S Letsoalo and D Hotto. The Arrows could manage only 1 goal in the next half. They lost 2-1.

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