Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park

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Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park
Location Nausori, Fiji
Capacity 8,000
Surface Grass
Tenants
Rewa F.C., Tailevu/Naitasiri F.C., Tailevu Knights

Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park is a multi-use stadium located in Nausori, Fiji. It is currently used for association football, rugby union and American football matches and hosts the home games of Fiji association football clubs Rewa F.C. and Tailevu/Naitasiri F.C. as well as the games of American football team Tailevu Knights.[1] The stadium has a capacity of 8,000.[2] Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park was scheduled to host an international match on the 16 August 2011, Fiji against Samoa with both men and women's national teams in friendly action.[3] However, bad weather left the pitch in an unplayable condition and the matches were moved to Thomson Park, Navua.[4]

Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park was a host venue for men's football at the 2003 South Pacific Games. The tournament was won by Fiji. The stadium also hosted the final of the women's football event, in which Papua New Guinea defeated Tahiti.[5]

In November 2011, the stadium hosted the annual Vanua Cup, organized by the Labasa Muslim Sports & Social Club. Tournament organizer Mohammed Sareem said "Many players playing would never have had an experience to play in the Vodafone Ratu Cakabou Park and this tournament gives them an opportunity." [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Stadiums - Stadiums in Fiji Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park - Soccerway Retrieved 15 August 2011
  3. ^ Promoting Suva - International Friendlies Retrieved 16 August 2011
  4. ^ Fiji Football Association - First Test Today Retrieved 16 August 2011
  5. ^ 2003 South Pacific Games - Soccer - SportingPulse Retrieved 5 September 2011
  6. ^ Teams gear up for Vanua Cup Fijilive Sports.20 November 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011.