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The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfonteinmarker, South Africa, used for rugby union, as well as football .

The primary rugby union tenants of the facility are:

The primary soccer tenant is:

Facilities

Sporting and Miscellaneous events

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The Free State Stadium is one of the host venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2010

In advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a second tier was added to the main grandstand on the western side of the ground, increasing the net capacity from 36,538 to 45,000. Additionally, new turnstiles were be erected, the floodlights upgraded, electronic scoreboards installed, the sound system revamped to the required standards, CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) and the media facilities improved.

Bloemfonteinmarker received R221 million to upgrade the stadium. Though cost estimates were at R245 million, the city decided to stand in for the R24m shortfall . Tenders were advertised in February & March 2007. Upgrade work started in July 2007.

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