CARDIFF WALES STADIUM
The Cardiff Wales Stadium is no stranger to hosting ICC tournaments, having been a venue for the last two editions of the ICC Champions Trophy, as well as the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1999.
At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Cardiff Wales Stadium – home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club - will host four fixtures, adding to the sole World Cup game played there in 1999.
The first county game held at the ground was in 1967, and their first international fixture was in fact the 1999 Cricket World Cup clash between trans-Tasman rivals Australia and New Zealand.
The Cardiff Wales Stadium has seen some dramatic moments played out in its relatively brief history of hosting international cricket, including Pakistan’s semi-final win over England at the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at the Cardiff Wales Stadium during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Cardiff Wales Stadium sits within Sophia Gardens and there are plenty of public transport options if you want to leave the car at home. Walking and cycling are good choices for those staying close by – with secure cycle parking available at the venue.
Cardiff Central in the city centre is the main train station for Cardiff. For details of the regular inter-city and high-speed trains that run between Cardiff and all major towns and cities including London, Bristol, Birmingham and Swansea, please visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk
The walk to the venue along the banks of the River Taff and through Bute Park takes approximately 20 minutes. A slightly longer route via one of Cardiff’s main shopping streets is also easily available.
Cardiff Wales Stadium is well served by local buses and there are numerous taxis available throughout the city. Cardiff bus services run regularly between Cardiff Central Station and Cathedral Road (adjacent to Sophia Gardens). Services 25, 62, 63 all have stops on Cathedral Road close to the venue. If you are planning to travel by bus please use www.travellinecymru.info for more information.
Park and Ride is available at the venue, with further details announced in early 2019. Some parking is available within one of the many city centre car parks, please see www.cardiff.gov.uk for more information on parking locations and prices.
Blue badge parking is available close to the venue, for more details please contact the Cardiff Wales Stadium on 02920 419 381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardiff Wales Stadium
THINGS TO DO IN CARDIFF
Cardiff is a port city located on the South Wales coast. In the 19th century, the industrial revolution turned a relatively small town into one of the world’s busiest ports, exporting Welsh coal across the globe. City status was granted in 1905 and Cardiff was made the official capital of Wales in 1955.
Cardiff today, with a population of just over 360,000, is the nation’s largest metropolis and the fastest growing urban area in the UK outside of London. Over the past 25 years the city has undergone a major transformation.
In the late 1990s, a multimillion-pound regeneration project revitalised the former docklands into a stunning waterfront. The area, known as Cardiff Bay, has a variety of modern restaurants and bars and houses some of Cardiff’s most culturally significant and beautiful buildings, including Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd (the headquarters of the Welsh Assembly Government).
Visitors exploring the bustling city centre can enjoy unique attractions, quirky shopping arcades and a growing café culture, all against the backdrop of two iconic and contrasting venues - Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium.
Did you know that…
- Roald Dahl grew up in Cardiff and was baptised in the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay
- The world’s first £1million cheque was signed in Cardiff’s coal exchange
- Cardiff has more green space per person than any other UK core city. You can walk to the Cardiff Wales Stadium through one of the largest parks - Bute Park next to Cardiff Castle.
- The Millennium Stadium has the largest retractable roof of any sports arena in Europe
- Wales has its own language? Why not try? Croeso, pronounced Kroyso, means welcome!
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.