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City vs. Man City: Your FA Cup Matchday Timetable!

Your full schedule of events for Sunday's Fourth Round clash with the Citizens...

26 January 2018

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Everything happening at Cardiff City Stadium before, during and after the game...

Arriva Trains Wales: Additional services

Arriva Trains Wales will be providing additional trains to Ninian Park pre-game and post-game to support the extra demand this weekend.

In addition, fans are advised to use Grangetown or Cardiff Central where possible as there will be even more services available from those stations. 

Cardiff Bus: Shuttle Buses

Cardiff Bus Shuttle Buses will be running from Wood Street (outside Greggs) every ten mins from 2pm until 3:30pm and then for up to 90 mins after the match. 

Zeelo: Sold out!

Please note, Zeelo's service for Sunday's clash with Manchester City is now completely full.

Zeelo offer direct travel in an executive coach straight to the CCS, with 36 pick-ups and 5 routes across South Wales now on offer. Find out more about the service here.

Stay Safe, Come Early, Enjoy the Match

Cardiff City Stadium, in line with all stadia in the City of Cardiff, request that fans come early to venues and allow extra time to pass security controls prior to entry.

Due to Sunday’s sell-out crowd at CCS, please aim to arrive no later than 3pm (one hour before kick-off). Turnstiles will be opening at the earlier time of 2pm.

Match Sponsors

Our Match Sponsors for the visit of the Premier League leaders are: 

Match SponsorHazelwood Carpentry

With a history of working with some of the best Main Contract companies in the industry, Hazelwood Carpentry are establishing themselves as the 'go to' carpentry company in Wales and the South West for contract carpentry.

Man of the Match Sponsor: Crean Construction

Established in 1981, Crean Construction have been a major provider of building services to a wide range of clients in the South Wales and Cardiff areas.

Match Ball Sponsor: DRS Groundworks

Planning a construction or clearance job? Need to hire plant machinery? DRS Groundworks cover all aspects of your groundworks project, from safety fencing to concrete and welding.

The Bluebird

Sunday's special Emirates FA Cup edition of our official matchday programme, The Bluebird, features Junior Hoilett!

You can pick up your copy from our external booths outisde the Ninian StandGate 4 (Ninian Stand) and the Retail Park Walkway (located in view of Gate 1, grass area), along with from an internal booth in the Ninian Stand.

It will also be available from within the Stadium Ticket Office and Stadium SuperStore.

Gates open!

Cardiff City Stadium's gates open at 2pm.

The TV Network will begin its schedule of programmes from then. The First Team, Development side, Academy and Women’s Team are all covered on matchday thanks to iFollow Cardiff City, along with live Sky Sports options when available.

You can enjoy all of our matchday programming in every stand on our 110” RICOH projector screens.

Canton Band Stage

Providing pre-match entertainment in the Canton Stand ahead of the match will be Outback!

If you or your band are interested in taking to the Canton Band Stage, let us know by sending an email to!

Foster's Pre-Match Offer

From the opening of turnstiles on Sunday, until kick-off, anyone who purchases a pint of Foster'sJohn Smith’s Extra Smooth or Strongbow in any area of Cardiff City Stadium will receive a voucher card – which will be stamped after every purchase in that time frame.

During the season, after you've collected five pint stamps, Foster's will give away the sixth pint for free!

Find out more...

Contactless payment 

Cardiff City Stadium has undertaken a number of recent improvements – including the introduction of card machines that will accept contactless payments, Apple Pay & Android Pay at retail kiosks.

Foundation activities

There will be plenty to keep junior Bluebirds entertained ahead of kick-off with Cardiff City FC Foundation's games and activities...

Keep an eye out around the Family Stand for all of the activities taking place!

The Grazing Shed

The Bluebirds' partnership with The Grazing Shed means that you can try out some famous Super Tidy Burgers on a City home matchday!

The Grazing Shed is based between the USW Stand and the Ninian Stand in Kiosk 111

Shirt Sponsor: Trakm8 link up with the Bluebirds!

Cardiff City Football Club are delighted to announce Trakm8 have joined as our back of shirt sponsors for the Emirates FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

Find out more...

A minute's applause

Prior to kick-off, Cardiff City Stadium will hold a minute's applause in memory of Jimmy Armfield and Patrick Cryne, who have sadly passed away.

Our thoughts are with their families and friends.


Cardiff City kick off against Manchester City at 4pm!

If you’re not at Cardiff City Stadium, you can listen to live commentary of this fixture on iFollow Cardiff City - with HD highlights of the game on the following day.

Please note, Sunday's FA Cup clash will not available to stream live on iFollow Cardiff City for fans outside the UK and Ireland. Find out more. 


Stay in your seats during the interval for half-time entertainment and the chance to win a range of prizes!

One row of fans at Cardiff City Stadium will have a pizza each courtesy of our friends at Domino's Cardiff - listen out for all the info during half-time.

Season Ticket Prizes & Matchday Winners

Every home matchday, Season Ticket holders in attendance at CCS have the chance to win a range of fantastic prizes, including hospitality tickets, a match-worn shirt and a matchday mascot package.

Winners are selected during the first-half of the game. Names will then be displayed at half-time on the big screens. To claim, Season Ticket holders will need to email

Find out more here...

See you at CCS!

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