Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium
Website - www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk
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Cardiff City FC, Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZTelephone:
0845 365 1115Fax:
0845 365 1116Ticket Office:
0845 345 1400Capacity:
1,800DIRECTIONS & PARKING For a street map of the area & the ground click hereBy Road
To avoid driving through the centre of Cardiff, leave the M4 at junction 33 and take the A4232 towards Cardiff/Barry. Keep on the A4232 towards Cardiff and then leave the dual carriageway at the B4267 exit. At the end of the slip road, turn left at the roundabout, signposted 'Cardiff International Athletics Stadium'. The stadium is situated a short distance down this road on the right. Please note that parking in the nearby retail park is limited to 90 minutes as is being enforced. Also be sure also to park your car properly, as traffic wardens are out in force on matchdays. By Rail
The nearest train station is Ninian Park Halt, which is only a five minute walk from the stadium. This station is on a local line (city line-direction Radyr) which is served by trains from Cardiff Central, which run every thirty minutes on Saturday afternoons. On leaving Ninian Park Halt station proceed along Leckwith Road and you will see the new stadium over on your left. Alternatively if you are an away fan turn left into Sloper Rd and then turn right into the protected compound at HSS Plant Hire, which leads to the away turnstiles.Thoughts:
Away fans are located in one corner of the stadium, between the Ninian & Grange stands. Up to 1,800 fans can be accommodated in this area. The Club operate automatic turnstiles, where you have to put your ticket (which has a bar code on it) into a slot reader, which then allows the turnstiles to admit you. The view of the playing action and facilities are good. The acoustics are also good, with the stadium having a loud p.a. system. The concourses are spacious, have televisions to keep you entertained and serve the usual food and alcohol. Food on offer includes various Pies (including the Chicken Balti pie £2.90), Cheeseburgers (£3.30), Hot Dogs (£3.10) and Chips (£2.50).
Inside the stadium away fans are kept separate from home fans, by an area of 'no mans land' to each side. Whilst outside there is a fenced in compound, which is also used to accommodate the away coaches, but again keeps fans separated after the game has finished which should avoid most problems.Pub Guide and extras
There are no bars in the close vicinity to the stadium. The old Ninian Park supporters tend to use the pubs they did previously, most of which can be quite intimidating for away supporters and are not recommended.
One suggestion is the Gol Centre on Lawrenny Avenue (off Leckwith Road) which has amongst other facilities a bar. It is a 5-a-side centre located about an eight minute walk from Cardiff City Stadium. They charge £4 to park at the centre but this is returned to customers in the form of a bar voucher which can be used against purchases of hot dogs, alcoholic and soft drinks, tea and coffee and confectionery. Further along Lawrenny Avenue is the Canton Rugby Football Club, which has a bar, large screen television showing Sky Sports and also offers free parking.
Otherwise it is probably best to drink in the city centre and then go up to the stadium. Alcohol is also available inside the ground in the form of Fosters, Strongbow and the local Brains SA Smooth Bitter, all at £3 per pint. Away Fans:
Adult - £40
Over 65s & Under 21s - £25
Wheelchair & PA - 20 places for disabled supporters. Contact the club for ticket prices.Stadium Plan