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Free State Stadium is the home base of Free Sate Rugby (the Toyota Cheetahs and Toyota Free State Cheetahs). This stadium and the related infrastructure ranks amongst the most sophisticated in South African sport.

 

No.

Category

Notes and Comments

1.

Stadium size

 46 000 seat stadium

 Certified as an international rugby and soccer stadium by the relevant authorities
 

2.

Stadium location

1km from CBD
10km from airport
 

3.

Access

32 entrances split across 2 gates per side of the stadium (8 gates in total)
 

4.

Hospitality

100 suites

Permanent hospitality area right next to the stadium for approximately 5,000 fans

 Facilities include an entertainment deck, 15 fixed gazebos

The hospitality area is in a fenced off, secure and well lit area

All suites have an in-house television network, enabling guests to watch the match live, and other broadcast events
 

5.

Parking


Free State Stadiumhave more capacity than is currently needed for sold out Springbok test and Bafana Bafana matches

There is a range of parking in nearby parking areas, fields, parks and surrounding streets

Secure VIP parking is available to VIPs, suite holdersetc.
 

6.

Transport


Local fans without their own transport make use of taxis and special buses from various points in Bloemfontein

Airport -sufficient capacity for sold out testmatches
 

7.

Other

2 Electronic scoreboards

2 Video boards

Stadium sound system upgraded in 2009

Rugby Field

No.

Category

Notes and Comments

1.

Grass type

Evergreen grass

2.

Laid

In 1995

3.

Lighting

 

Safety and Security  

 

No.

Category

Notes and Comments 

1.

Security Provider

SPE Security
 

2.

Stadium

Fence around stadium

Safe entrance and exit from stadium

Secured VIP and suite holder security
 

3.

Other

 No serious incidents in the last ten years for rugby or soccer (includes hosting Vodacom and Currie Cup matches, Super 12, test matches, PSL and Bafana Bafana matches)

Closed circuit TV system

Transport Facilities

No.

Category

Notes and Comments

1.

Airport

Medium size South African airport which has sufficient capacity for sold out test matches

10km from stadium and 9km from city centre
 

2.

Distances by road

1 and a half  hours from Kimberly

1 and a half  hours from Welkom

4 hours from Johannesburg
 

3.

Bus

A fully developed bus service connects the CBD with the surrounding suburbs, as well as other major South African cities

Relevant City Infrastructure   

 

No.

Category

Notes and Comments 

1.

Hotels

Over 5,000 beds in 140 hotels and guest houses
 

2.

Road Network

Bloemfonteinis a low congestion city with more than 1,700km of paved roads
 

3.

Telecommunications

Similar to all SA cities
 

4.

Sporting precinct

Yes, includes rugby, cricket, athletics, swimming, tennis and hockey facilities situated together

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