Glamorgan's home ground will host four group matches at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.
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.
To find out more about the accessible facilities and services at the Cardiff Wales Stadium, check out the CWC19 Access Guide here.
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.
Cardiff Central Station in the city centre is the main train station for Cardiff. It operates local services across Wales and regular high-speed trains between Cardiff and major towns and cities including London, Bristol, Birmingham and Swansea. For information about train times please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
The walk to the ground along the banks of the River Taff and through Bute Park takes approximately 20 minutes. There will be World Cup Cricketeers along the route to help answer any questions and guide you to the ground.
Park & Ride
A Park & Ride service will operate on all matchdays from Cardiff City FC Stadium, postcode: CF11 8EG. It is a 15-minute bus journey and costs £15 per vehicle, which includes the shuttle directly to/from the ground.
The car park opens three hours before the first ball and the bus service to the ground starts 2.5 hours before. It will run intermittently until 30 minutes after the first ball. The shuttle will then start from the ground one hour before the final ball.
Cardiff and the Sophia Gardens area are well serviced by the local bus network, with regular services between the city and Cathedral Road (adjacent to Sophia Gardens).
The popular routes going via Cathedral Road from the city centre include:
- No. 25 Circular Service to Llandaff North
- No. 62 Service to Llandaff
- No. 63 service to Radyr and Morganstown
The majority of the public transport buses in Cardiff are accessible and drop off close to the venue on Cathedral Road.
If you would like more information or are planning your journey, please visit www.travelinecymru.info.
Private Coach – Parking
Location and costs for those travelling by private coach will be available soon.
There is limited parking next to the ground, which is pre-bookable only and will not accept on-the-day vehicles. The cost to park here is £15 per vehicle, to book please contact the venue directly on 02920 409380 or email email@example.com.
If you are driving it is recommended to use the Park & Ride service or use one of the public car parks in and around the city centre. Please see www.cardiff.gov.uk for more information on parking locations and prices.
There is blue badge parking at the venue, which will need to be booked in advance by contacting the venue directly on 02920 409380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended to be parked 60 minutes before the first ball and will need to stay in place until 30 minutes after the final ball for safety measures.
Drop off & pick up / taxi, private hire, Uber
Cardiff Wales Stadium has designated pick up points for all cars and taxis. The pick-up points are as follows:
- Taxis – Cathedral Road
- Private Hire – available soon
Uber operates and is available in Cardiff.
Walk / Cycle
If you are local to the area, walking is a great way to get around. Cardiff Wales Stadium is a short walk from the city centre through Bute Park. World Cup Cricketeers will be along the route to help answer any questions and guide you to the ground!
If you choose to cycle to the match there are publicly available bike racks in the city centre and the Sophia Gardens area.
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.
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