Next game at the Cardiff City Stadium...
the Skybet Championship
CITY v HUDDERSFIELD
August 2014 :: k.o. 3:00
GALACTICOS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING - BRING ON THE TERRIERS!
it's back to business on Saturday with the visit of Huddersfield.
This being the first home game of our championship campaign,
it'll be interesting to see what the attendance will be
(my prediction 23,342). For many it'll be the first time
they see our impressive new stand towering over the ground,
and many like me will be thinking what a shame the seats
are the wrong colour!! Whilst on the pitch we really need
a great performance from the Bluebirds as we need to hit
the ground running if we are going to live up to the expectations
the bookies have of us!! The point against Blackburn will
look so much better followed by 3 on Saturday. Oh and first
time in my new seat at the back of the Canton Stand - had
to move from last seasons as it wasn't very lucky!!
B L U E B I R D S !
CARDIFF CITY STADIUM SEATING PLAN HERE
YOU LIKE YOUR BLUEBIRDS MERCHANDISE BLUE? - THEN PLEASE CLICK
TO THE CARDIFF CITY STADIUM..
If you're arriving at Cardiff Central station,
the Cardiff City Stadium is 1.4 miles away (approx. 20 minute
walk). You could get a taxi just outside the
station and this should cost in the region of £5 - £6.
If you are planning to walk...
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a left out of the station - Left again at Wood Street which will
take you over a bridge across the Taff, (you will see the Millennium
stadium on the right hand side - the home of our national egg
chasing team) take another Left off the the road and onto the
the railway bridge (beware low flying cyclists with bells that
demand you dive for cover if rung - just ignore!). The River Taff
is now on your left and you are on Taff Mead Embankment -
Take the second right into Merches Gardens, you will see the 'Grangetown
Taj Mahal!' a Hindu temple at the end of the road - and there
is a grassed 'central reservation' proceed to the end of the road
so that you pass the temple on the right. Cross the main road
(Clare Road) and you will be at the start of Cornwall street.
The Neville Pub has now closed which makes no difference to you
as a visitor as I wouldn't have recommended you stopping in there
Proceed all the way to the end of Cornwall Street (3/4 of a mile(ish)
). Half way down on the right is the Cornwall pub where you may
fancy some "refreshment" you will be able to mix safely
with the locals in this pub - most of whom will also be going
to the game. Proceed to the end of Cornwall Street - Cross the
road at the end of Cornwall St and take a right up Sloper Road,
proceed up the road and the visitors entrance is on the left just
past the burger van! A warm welcome awaits you in the stadium
- with bar staff in your teams colours - have a great day, enjoy
the match - enjoy Cardiff! have a safe journey home, but please
DO NOT take any points back with you!!
You may observe on travelling to the game and in the stadium that
almost all the home fans are wearing Blue shirts, hats, scarves
to show support for Cardiff City, this is because the re-branding
of Cardiff City to red is massively unpopular amongst the vast
majority of Bluebird fans - and one day we hope the team will
return to it's true colour and identity, until then many of us
are in complete denial of the whim that has turned it's back on
our historical identity - afterall... We're
Cardiff City We'll always be Blue!!
Questions that thecardiffcitystadium.co.uk map answers...
How far is the Cardiff City Stadium from Cardiff central railway
station and Cardiff central bus station.
fraction under 1.5 miles if you use our suggested pedestrian
route shown on the map - this walk should take approximately
20 minutes at a leisurely pace
Q. How far is the Cardiff City Stadium from Cardiff
much the same reply as above ie. a fraction under 1.5 miles
if you use our suggested pedestrian route shown on the map
- this walk should take approximately 20 minutes at a leisurely
Q. Are Pubs in the town centre and in Canton freindly
for away visitors. (with the exception of bubble trips from
the good old? or rather very much the bad old days, as with
plenty of other clubs the answer was no! however as that closet
Bluebird fan (Bob the Bluebird) once sang...
Times they are a changing, and common sense prevails.
As a local I am not aware of any pub that is known as a no
go area, however if you turn up in large numbers and very
vocal, well perhaps you are going to attract like minded local
fans - and the mixture of alcohol fuelled 'banter' could get
out of hand. So, do the opposite and you'll probably
end up sharing notes on how tough it is to support your particular
team and sharing a laugh, a joke and a pint with Bluebird
fans. However if in the city centre or Canton a pub feels
awkward in any way then you've got many other options to choose
from, about 30ish less than 25mins walk to ground - so take
your custom somewhere else that deserves it!!
What's the away fan experience at the Cardiff City stadium
a lifelong home fan I can't comment from personal experience,
however by all accounts the answer is.. Very Good!... your
clubs posters, videos, staff wearing your clubs colours, food
from your neck of the woods!!! checkout this link
--- I'm not being funny but the home fans don't get
treated as well as that!!
Why are most Cardiff City fans wearing blue when the team
play in Red?
A. Because Cardiff
City FC have always played in Blue and in pretty much an act
of vandalism against the wishes of the VAST majority of fans
we have had this other colour thrust upon us! I personally
know, many very loyal Cardiff City fans who have walked away
from supporting the club due to this non-sensical, non-caring
and frankly ignorant rebrand. Therefore myself and very many
like minded Bluebirds will carry on wearing blue until we
return to our rightful colour!! - this will not go away.
Lets remember most associated with a football club are 'just
passing through' players, managers, chairmen, owners etc.
where as fans remain with their clubs through thick and thin,
indeed we are for life.... WE
are Cardiff City, we'll always be Blue!
some text from the map.. it's
not just a colour, it's Cardiff City... it's 100+ years of
history, it's tradition, pride, it's grandparents, uncles,
aunties, parents no longer with us, it's fred keenor, brian
clark, phil dwyer, it's the memory of ninian park, the bob
bank, the grange end, towering floodlights, it's the colour
blue which is the only colour that can ever represent cardiff
city football club. Many pass through a football club, yet
the ones that really matter, that really care, are the fans,
It's the fans that love this club, this city, we are here
for life! regardless of success or league position. We are
the Bluebirds - We are Blue!