The Free State Stadium was upgraded from a capacity of 38,000 to 45,000 during the refurbishments. The stadium has hosted numerous major football and rugby union matches, and Bloemfontein’s natives are renowned for their passion for sport. While the former played second fiddle to the latter for decades, football’s popularity explosion – aided by the emergence of Bloemfontein Celtic – is changing this. The Celtic fans are known as Siwelele, a Sotho term.
City: Mangaung / Bloemfontein
Construction: medium upgrade
Gross Capacity (after upgrade):