The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in the Free State Province also announced to this website this morning that the Premier of the Free State Ace Magashule will announce the name change of the stadium to Dr. Rantlai Petrus Molemela, who is Celtic’s Honorary Life President.
The invited guests include Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula.
“In our quest to continue to transform sport and recreation infrastructure landscape in the province, we are proud to announce that we will officially re-open the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Bloemfontein. The Seisa Ramabodu Stadium has been developed to cater for the sporting needs of the entire Free State community. The stadium is built to host soccer matches and to cater for various needs of the community through its sophisticated new facilities. This 17 972-seat stadium will enable the Free State community to host large soccer matches, sport and cultural events,” the Department confirms through its director for communication and IT, Tankiso Zola.
On the day of the official re-opening of the stadium, the Department will also host a walk from various locations to the stadium. Members of the community are urged to take part. The first group will leave from Mapikela House to the stadium at 10:00, while the second group will be from Twin City Mall also at 10:00 and the last group will come from Mangaung Outdoor to the stadium at 11:00.
Seisa Ramabodu was closed for renovations in 2011 and the opening ceremony will start at 12:00 on Wednesday at the stadium.
Entrance to the stadium will be free, but members of the community are urged to get tickets to this match for security purposes.
The free tickets for the Open Stands (13 300 seats) are available from outlets such as Elizabeth Street, Fish and Chip Bochabela, Elah Store Willows, RnB Motors Heidedal, Liquor Land Rocklands, Ulti Pay Waterfront, Shell Botshabelo, Papas Botshabelo, and Chencha in Botshabelo.
The Grand Stands (3 300 seats) have been reserved for Government and Bloemfontein Celtic guests while the Suites (302 seats) will accommodate honoured guests.