Larsen praises revamped venue

2015-10-19 14:23
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Seisa Ramabodu Stadium re-opens its doors on Wednesday and Celtic coach Clinton Larsen admits it is something the club have been waiting on for a long time.

The 20,000 capacity venue has been closed for over four years after it was deemed unsafe by the PSL in 2011.

It has since undergone a multi-million rand revamp and will re-open with Siwelele hosting Mamelodi Sundowns in a Absa Premiership meeting.

"The whole of Bloemfontein's buzzing about it," Larsen said.

"It's a beautiful stadium. We were there last week.

"The pitch is looking excellent, it's a stadium that holds 20,000 people , it's in the heart of our community, our supporters and our people."

The ground was a fortress for Celtic during the 2000s with away teams struggling against the intimidating atmosphere of the home fans.

"A lot of teams don't enjoy going to that stadium, so hopefully we can make it a difficult venue for opposition teams to come to, as we did in the past," Larsen added.


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