Free State Stadium

Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium is also known as Vodacom Park. It is located in Bloemfontein, South Africa and is mainly used for rugby union and association football. As well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it has been used to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup for which it was originally built.

Six World Cup 2010 matches were played at the Free State Stadium. Five were games from the group stage. The other was the second stage (last 16) match between Germany and England.


Location: Bloemfontein

Capacity: 40,911

Construction: The stadium was built in 1995. It was later expanded and renovated in 2007 and 2008.

Matches: Japan 1 : 0 Cameroon (June 14), Greece 2 : 1 Nigeria (June 17), Slovakia 0 : 2 Paraguay (June 20), France 1 : 2 South Africa (June 22), Switzerland 0 : 0 Honduras (June 25), Germany 4 : 1 England (June 27)


World Cup 2010 Venues : Soccer City, Ellis Park Stadium, Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Cape Town Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Peter Mokaba Stadium, Mbombela Stadium, Free State Stadium and Royal Bafokeng Stadium.