Ninian Park – until 2009
|12 908 (Seats)|
|212 (VIP seats)|
|60 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||Cardiff City FC|
|Last renovation year||2002|
|Record attendance||61 556 (Wales - England, 14.10.1961 )|
|Address||Sloper Road, Cardiff CF11 8SX|
Ninian Park – historical stadium description
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.
France: Metz with new attendance record for 3rd league
There wasn’t a game at the third tier of the football ladder in French history that would get a crowd like this one. It may still be well behind global records, but 18,500 people at a regular game still sounds impressive!
Cardiff: New stadium to grow by 8,000 seats
Having advanced to the Premier League a few days back, Cardiff City begins work on stadium expansion. Not for the upcoming season, but for 2014/15. Expected size should reach 35,000 then, WalesOnline.co.uk informs.