Cardiff City Stadium
|Clubs||Cardiff City FC|
|Construction||11/2013 - 07/2014|
Cardiff City Stadium – construction description
Opened in 2009, the new Cardiff City Stadium saw its first expansion very soon, following the club's promotion to the Premier League and takeover by controversial billionaire Vincent Tan. His plan is to expand the structure from its initial 27,000 to 38,000 seats.
Planning permission for the first phase (adding a second tier to eastern Ninian Stand, closest to the historical former stadium Ninian Park) was granted in October 2013 and first preparatory works began in November that year. The addition of over 5,000 seats goes without interfering with season games. Only after fixtures end in May 2014 will the roof be taken off and replaced by new one covering both tiers.
After the first phase similar additions are expected on both end zones, raising capacity to the planned 38,000.
Cardiff: Supercup tonight, City Stadium ready
With 5,338 new red and white seats, the Cardiff City Stadium will see its first 30,000+ game tonight. The Supercup between Real and Sevilla ends a year of preparation works.
New construction: Cardiff City Stadium
While inside Premier League games draw sell-out crowds, outside the stadium's east side is earning a new second tier of seating. This unusual expansion may from now on be seen at StadiumDB.com.