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Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld stadium is a football and rugby stadium in the Arcadia suburb of Pretoria in South Africa. It is considered to be one of the oldest stadium of South Africa and is owned by by the Blue Bulls Rugby Union.


It is the also the home ground of the Bulls franchise of the Super Rugby tournament and the Blue Bulls union in South Africa's Currie Cup.


Loftus Versfeld Stadium


History


The site of the stadium was first used for sports in 1906, when it was called Eastern Sports Ground. The stadium was built in 1923 and named after Robert Loftus Owen Versfeld, the founder of organized sports in Pretoria.


The original structure could only accommodate 2000 spectators. The stadium has been upgraded several times since then and today Loftus Versfeld provides world-class facilities which make it a wonderful place to play or to watch sports matches or events.


The Stadium has many suites, restrooms, and numerous food kiosks as well as many areas outside of the stadium for alcoholic beverages. Also, it has many viewing areas all over the stadium, which makes it a great venue to watch sports.


Major Matches


Loftus stadium hosted five matches during the 1995 Rugby World Cup including three pool matches and a quarter final and third place playoff.


The stadium became one of the venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and hosted the Group B matches.


The stadium has also hosted six matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which included five group matches and one round of 16 match.


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