Cardiff City Stadium
Much like any other of the newly built grounds around the country Cardiff City Stadium provides a simple and effective match day experience. The biggest plus to this ground is that unlike many of the other new developments, the stadium is relatively close to the city centre and main train station allowing you a fair variety of pubs and food outlets pre and post game.
Getting to the ground – Train
Cardiff has always been a relatively straightforward ground to get to by train, although the ground itself is served by local train services from Cardiff Central to Grangetown you are better off staying in the city centre as the availability of pubs and food outlets is limited around the ground. The ground itself is a 25 minute walk from the city centre so you are best off grabbing a taxi which should cost you around £7, taxi ranks are located at the main station, after the game taxis can be hard to come by so you may be best to walk, walking directions from the station to the ground are attached below.
As you come out of the entrance to the station, bear left and at the bottom of the station approach road, turn left. Continue straight on into Ninian Park Road, for around a mile passing the Millennium Stadium on your right. At the end of Ninian Park Road turn left and then left into Leckwith Road. You will then shortly be able to see the stadium over on your left (the away turnstiles are on the left hand side of the stadium, as you view it from here).
Getting to the ground – Car
Car parking is said to be plentiful at the ground but drivers are warned to check all signage as traffic wardens are generally out in force on matchday. Your best bet is to locate the HSS Hire Company adjacent to the ground, there is a car park located here which is adjacent to the away turnstiles and is priced at £8.
Where to drink
The majority of Cardiff fans base themselves out of the same pubs they used prior to their move to the new stadium so the city centre tends to be the best bet for away fans. The Walkabout is usually your best bet, turn right out of the station follow the road down until you hit the main high street and the Walkabout is located on the left hand side. Further along this street you have a Weatherspoons called The Prince of Wales.
A reminder to all those going that Cardiff city centre is likely to be very busy with the Welsh and Irish in town for the Rugby.