Cardiff City Stadium
|Clubs||Cardiff City FC|
|Inauguration||22/07/2009 (Cardiff City - Celtic Glasgow, 0-0)|
|Cost||48 mln Ł|
|Within the project||athletics stadium, retail centre, hotel, 1500 parking spots; complex cost estimated at 100 mln Ł.|
Cardiff City Stadium – stadium description
Construction Works started in early 2007 with clearance of the plot where an athletics stadium used to stand. Within the new investment a new track and field venue was planned along a bigger football-specific ground. Location just meters from the historical Ninian Park made it a natural new home for Cardiff City FC.
Initially it was planned to host app. 30,000 people, but in the end that number was reduced slightly. Designers were those of Arup Associates and main contractor a renown company in the UK, Lang O’Rourke. Actual construction lasted almost 2 years and opening game was played by Cardiff City in late July 2009.
There is another major tenant at the ground, though. It’s the Cardiff Blues rugby side that switched from Cardiff Arms Park to this new venue, signing a 20-year lease, ending in 2029. This stadium has also hosted quite a few internationals played by Wales national football team. Just 5 years after opening the venue is host to UEFA Super Cup (2014).
In 2013 the expansion of eastern Ninian Stand began. Works that saw addition of over 5,000 new seats ended in 2014. Adding upper tiers in similar fashion to two end stands is also planned.
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All Premier League and Championship clubs will be eligible to apply to operate licensed safe standing areas starting from the next season, the English government has recently announced. This marks the departure from a 30-year-old rule requiring seated-only stadiums.
Cardiff: European success won’t force Wales to larger stadium
The Welsh national team was greeted by some 200,000 people in Cardiff, having reached unprecedented success at Euro 2016. Still, moving back to Millennium Stadium is not an option.
Cardiff: Chance for safe standing throughout Wales?
Currently Welsh stadiums are regulated by English laws. If Wales gain autonomy to introduce their own regulations, safe standing might kick off in Swansea and/or Cardiff. Concrete steps soon!
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
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10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
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Cardiff: City’s new record low
Reason to celebrate comes at a high price as Cardiff City won their FA Cup game in nearly empty stadium. Fan boycott brought the stadium’s lowest turnout ever.
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.
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England: Premier League stadiums not fit for disabled fans
Only 3 of the 20 Premier League grounds meet all guidelines in terms of accessibility. World's richest league made little progress despite current guidelines being 10 years old.
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.
2026 World Cup: Wales announce will to bid despite having only one stadium
First minister and football association chief of Wales both suggested the country will apply for the 2026 World Cup. But despite their claims they have only one stadium to offer at this point and their most preferred joint bidders, England, don’t seem to need a partner.
Cardiff: Green light in place, City to expand stadium immediately
City planners approved it and council members didn’t oppose – planning permission to expand Cardiff City Stadium is in place. Works are to start immediately, according to Wales Online.
Cardiff: Revamp hasn't started, but City stadium is already growing
Altogether Cardiff City Stadium will earn some 900 new seats this summer, though the east stand's expansion is to begin next year. This was possible thanks to the club modifying current seating layout.
Cardiff: City submit planning application for east stand expansion
Along with presenting new renderings the club informed about submitting their planning application for the Ninian Stand expansion. Should it be accepted, Cardiff City Stadium will grow to 33,000 by next season.
Cardiff: Over 10,000 new seats at City stadium
In just over a year we should see the east stand’s upper tier ready, giving extra 5,000 seats at the new stadium. Then similar additions are to be done both north and south, increasing capacity overall to some 38,000.
Cardiff: New stadium to grow by 8,000 seats
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UEFA Super Cup: Surprising hosts – Cardiff and Tbilisi
Next year Super Cup games hit the road after 15 years at Stade Louis II in Monaco. Today hosts were announced for 2014 and 2015 editions – Cardiff City Stadium and Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, respectively.
Wales: Another qualifying campaign without Millennium Stadium
Wales’ largest and national stadium in Cardiff will see no football in the upcoming 2014 World Cup campaign. All fixtures will be divided between Cardiff City Stadium and Liberty Stadium, WalesOnline.co.uk reports.
Wales: Cardiff City Stadium to expand, though just opened
New stadium in Cardiff was opened just 3 years ago, but is already awaiting expansion as new Malaysian owner of the club intends to make them a Welsh powerhouse in the Premier League – BBC reports.