Located in Bloemfontein, capital of Free State province, Goodyear Park is a spectator-friendly ground, with the sizeable grass embankment on the eastern side especially popular with spectators. It is part of a wonderful sporting complex, covering a massive city block that includes facilities of either international of provincial standard for athletics, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and swimming. The ground has been used for limited-overs internationals since the fifth one-day international between South Africa and India in December 1992. The pitch is recognised as a good one-day wicket and is usually conducive to high scoring. Goodyear Park hosted its first Test in October 1999 when South Africa took on Zimbabwe. It was a good start for the Proteas as they thrashed SA's northern neighbours by an innings and 13 runs. Goodyear Park used to be known as Springbok Park before the commercial expediency to appease its sponsors forced a change. It is one of the newer grounds in South Africa and hence is better designed and more spacious- it can accommodate 20,000 spectators. The stadium's first ODI came in the form of a match between India and South Africa in 1992. The match was easily won by South Africa. Goodyear Park had to wait till 2000 to be granted the test status. It has excellent floodlights and is usually involved in day and night matches.