Cardiff City Stadium (capacity 33,300)
After almost a century at Ninian Park, Cardiff City moved to the Cardiff City Stadium in 2009. After the Millennium Stadium, it is the 2nd largest stadium in Wales, and in the Top 25 in the UK. It has played host to the UEFA Super Cup in 2014 and is also now the main home for the Welsh national football team.
The three tiered Ninian Stand is the largest and tallest stand in the stadium, and has a large elevated roof which extends quite a distance towards the pitch below. The stadium is completely enclosed with seating in all corners and each stand behind the goal has a large digital screen.
Away fans visiting the Cardiff City Stadium are located in one corner of the stadium, between the Grange and Ninian Stands, with a typical allocation of around 1,800.
Parking is very limited around the Cardiff City Stadium, with many advising parking in the City Centre and using public transport to get to the stadium. There is, however, some street parking if you get there early enough and a couple of other options for away fans. For those looking to park in the large retail park, it’s a strictly enforced 90 minute stay only.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Cardiff City Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Gol Centres||CF11 8BR||£5||1.0km||Gol Centres is a 15 minute walk from the stadium, and is one of the best options for away fans. The only downside is that it can take a while to get out after the match as it’s located at the end of a cul-de-sac.|
|Bessemer Road Market||CF11 8BA||£5||1.0km||There is match day parking available here and it’s just a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium.|
There are three railway stations all within walking distance of the Cardiff City Stadium. The nearest is Ninian Park Halt, which is a local railway line, served by trains from Cardiff Central Station. Upon exiting the station, simply turn left and walk along Leckwith Road where you will see the stadium on your left.
The next nearest station is Grangetown which, again, is served by trains from Cardiff Central and is around a 15 minute walk. When you leave the station, turn left and cross over the main road, and take a right on to Sloper Road. Away fans should then take a left into the HSS Plant Hire compound which leads directly to the away turnstiles.
Cardiff Central Station itself is around a 25 minute walk. When you exit the station, bear left and at the bottom of the station approach road, take a left. You then continue down Ninian Park Road for around a mile where you’ll pass the Millennium Stadium on your right. At the end of this road, turn left into Leckwith Road, which will bring you out with the Cardiff City Stadium on your left. For those pushed for time, a taxi from Cardiff Central will cost around £7.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Cardiff City Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Cardiff City Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Cardiff City, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Cardiff City’s Cardiff City Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Cardiff City perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
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