The Cardiff City Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd) is a stadium in the Leckwith area of Cardiff, Wales. It is the home of Cardiff City Football Club and the Wales national football team. Following expansion of the Ninian Stand in July 2014, the stadium officially holds 33,280 supporters.
The stadium replaced Ninian Park as Cardiff City's home ground in 2009. After the Millennium Stadium, it is the second largest stadium in Cardiff and in Wales. The stadium was officially opened on 22 July 2009, with Cardiff City playing a friendly match against Celtic.
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The Cardiff City stadium was officially opened on 22 July 2009 and is the second largest ground in Wales trailing only the Millennium Stadium.
When opened it was very similar to the builds at Reading and Coventry, with three sides of the bowl-shaped stadium being a single tier, with a second tier added to the main stand. Since then, a second tier has been added to the East Stand opposite the main stand. There are no bad seats in the house.
Up to 2,000 visiting supporters can be accommodated in one corner of the ground between the Grange and Ninian stands. Views are excellent, and facilities and leg room are also as good as you'd expect to find from a stadium as new as this.
Parking is freely available at the stadium providing you arrive in good time. Street parking also exists in the surrounding streets.
However, train and bus services are very frequent and reliable and allow easy access to and from regardless of the direction you're coming from.
In the town centre are many chain restaurants and fast food establishments so you won’t be short of places to go. In fact, the Wetherspoons in the centre serves a good array of food and drink to set you up well before or after the game.
The town centre is your best bet for getting a few drinks before the game. However, if you're an away fan be sure to keep colours covered as there's very rarely any visiting supporters friendly pubs. There are a few pubs around the ground such as The Ninian Park but even without any away fan strings attached you're advised to seek a beer a little further away.
I have been to the Cardiff City Stadium once as a Southampton fan. Below was the result:
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