Ninian Park – until 2009

Capacity21 000
12 908 (Seats)
212 (VIP seats)
60 (Press seats)
Country Wales
CityCardiff
ClubsCardiff City FC
Build year1910
Last renovation year2002
Retire year2009
Record attendance 61 556 (Wales - England, 14.10.1961 )
Address Sloper Road, Cardiff CF11 8SX

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Description: Ninian Park

First works on the way towards a new stadium in Cardiff were carried out in 1909, exactly a 100 years before the last game. Age of the structure and its tradition was the reason why fans sometimes referred to the stadium as to an “Elderly Lady”. The ground has been home to some of the most vibrant supporters in Britain, most of whom were gathering week after week at the popular end, where standing room was the cheapest. Ninian Park was among those stadiums that retained terracing until the very end.

On April 25th 2009 the last official game at Ninian Park took place and left a bitter taste after the home side lost to Ipswich Town 0:3. One more match was played here by local students that participated in a friendly tournament. In September 2009 the club moved to the new Cardiff City Stadium on the other side of the road and left Ninian to a developer who then proceeded to build a 142-apartment estate.

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  • Ninian Park
    21.04.2009 © Seth Whales (copyright-free)
  • Ninian Park
    21.04.2009 © Seth Whales (copyright-free)
  • Ninian Park
    21.04.2009 © Seth Whales (copyright-free)
  • Ninian Park
    21.04.2009 © Seth Whales (copyright-free)

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