Cardiff City vs. Barnsley: Your Matchday Guide!

Club News
Ahead of City's return to CCS for Saturday afternoon's fixture against Barnsley, this handy guide will give you the lowdown on how to get the most out of your matchday experience!

Rainbow Laces

Football is everyone's game!

Cardiff City will be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to use the power of football to make the game more accessible, enjoyable and welcoming to all supporters, when the Bluebirds host Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

There will be corner flags, substitution boards and laces on the players’ boots, all in a rainbow theme, in a show of support for the campaign.

Saturday's match against Barnsley forms part of a campaign led by Stonewall, which began on Friday, November 22nd and will continue until Sunday, December 8th.

The rainbow coloured captain's armband will be worn throughout Saturday's fixture, as it was by Marlon Pack last week against Nottingham Forest.

Can't make it to CCS?

Cardiff City TV has you covered...

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Cardiff City's match against Barnsley is available for live video streaming to City supporters living outside the UK & Ireland!

Fans based in these countries can stream the match live with their Season Pass, or with a one-off Match Pass for £5!

Click here for Cardiff City TV's live match packages!

Getting to CCS

Have you sorted how you’re getting to CCS on Saturday? There are plenty of ways to reach the ground, whether you’re travelling from the city centre or from further afield, and arriving by car, foot or public transport!

There are plenty of ways to get to CCS if you decide to use public transport, with there being two railway stations within walking distance of the ground (Grangetown and Ninian Park).

Returning to CCS for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season is shared transportation service Zeelo

Zeelo offer direct travel in an executive coach straight to CCS, with 35 pick-ups and 5 routes across South Wales.

Book your direct return travel for City vs. Barnsley here! 

Cardiff Bus will also be running their shuttle service from the city centre to CCS from 1pm on Saturday afternoon. Click here for more information! 



Saturday’s match against Barnsley kicks off 3pm, with the gates at Cardiff City Stadium opening an hour and a half before at 1:30pm!

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 matchdays, thanks to Cardiff City TV.

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

Once you get to the ground, regardless of which stand you're sitting in you will find that there is plenty to do!

In the Family Stand, Cardiff City FC Foundation will be keeping all of the Junior Bluebirds entertained ahead of kick-off with their usual fun blend of games and activities.

Bartley Bluebird

Keep an eye out for Cardiff City's own Club mascot, Bartley Bluebird! He will be out and about around CCS ahead of kick-off and during the match on Saturday afternoon, and can't wait to see all of the City supporters who have come to support the boys! Make sure that you say hello to Bartley if you see him!

You may have noticed some new faces around the stadium lately. Our new team of assistants were hard at work during our last few home fixtures as part of our goal to really make sure we are supporting City fans the way you support the Club. 

Our group of “Here to Help” assistants will be your first point of contact upon arrival, ready and waiting to welcome you to the home of the Bluebirds on Saturday afternoon. They will be stationed outside Cardiff City Stadium well ahead of the crowd, before making their way into the concourse half an hour before the match kicks off. 

Bluebird nml

This season's tenth issue of Cardiff City FC's official matchday programme, The Bluebird, is out ahead of the match, with featuring an exclusive feature interview with City winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing! The Bluebird is available around CCS ahead of kick-off, so why not pick up your copy ahead of heading into the ground for only £3!

If you're after a pre-match snack or a drink to have at half-time on Saturday afternoon, then look no further than our kiosks located around CCS! For a taster of what we have on offer, click here now.

This afternoon, we welcome a newcomer to the Foster’s Stage! The Modern Neutrals will be doing their bit to build the atmosphere here at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of our clash against Barnsley. They are an alternative indie rock band hailing from Blackwood, and can't wait to get the City faithful warmed up ahead of kick-off!

Cardiff City FC's Matchday Veterans Hub will be running in Block 111 of the Ninian Stand on Saturday afternoon, opening its doors once again as it becomes a regular feature at CCS. The Hub will be there to provide a safe space for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community to get together pre-match. This new community feature will be available as soon as the gates open and is available to those with tickets from Block 118 – 205. More information can be found at

Marlon Pack


Cardiff City kick-off their match against Barnsley at 3pm! Don't miss a second of the action by ensuring that you're in your seat ahead of KO.

See you at CCS!

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