Matchday Guide | Cardiff City vs. Birmingham City
The Bluebirds are back in action at CCS on Saturday, welcoming Birmingham City for a lunchtime kick-off.
Cardiff City vs. Birmingham City. Saturday, August 13th, 2022. Kick-off: 12:30pm
Tickets for our clash with the Blues are available to purchase now, starting at just £21 for adults and £9 for U16s! Click here to secure your seat.
The Ticket Office will be open on matchday from 10am until half-time. If visiting the Ticket Office before kick-off, supporters are asked to arrive as early as possible, taking possible queue times into consideration. Please note that the preferred method of payment is by card.
Find full 2022/23 Match Ticket pricing here, with our match against Birmingham City listed as a gold category fixture.
Industrial action | Saturday 13th August
Please be aware that due to planned industrial action, railway timetables will be severely disrupted on Saturday, 13th August.
Great Western Railway will be running an extremely limited service on matchday, with services starting later and finishing much earlier than usual. Click here for more information.
Transport for Wales services are likely be impacted by strike action at other train operating companies. This could result in short-notice cancellations and changes. Find full information here.
Supporters are advised to plan their journey to Cardiff City Stadium in advance, leave more time than usual and, if possible, avoid travelling by train on matchday.
Warm Weather Update | 13/08/22
Due to the extremely high temperatures expected at today's match, free drinking water will be available for all supporters at Cardiff City Stadium.
Supporters are kindly asked to bring a re-usable water bottle with them to CCS this afternoon.
Furthermore, supporters who would prefer to sit in a shaded area of the stadium can enter via Gate 7 at the Ninian Stand, irrespective of where their Season Ticket or Match Ticket is located.
Arriving at Cardiff City Stadium
Supporters are encouraged to arrive at Cardiff City Stadium in good time, so as to enter the ground as easily as possible ahead of kick-off at 12:30pm.
The gates at CCS will open at 11am – 90 minutes before kick-off against Birmingham City. Hospitality areas will open at 10:30am.
Limited matchday parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at £10 per car. Payments will be cash only and car parks will close one hour before kick-off.
Our Supporter Liaison Officer, Paul Corkrey, will be in attendance at the stadium on Saturday. If you require any assistance, please contact him on 07522 321389. Alternatively, follow @CardiffCitySLO on Twitter for further supporter updates.
SuperStore | 2022/23 third kit available on Saturday!
Our 2022/23 New Balance third kit will be available to purchase from 10am on Saturday, August 13th!
Alongside our new third strip, City supporters can also pick up our new home and away kits, plus our new range of 2022/23 training wear!
The SuperStore will be opening its doors from 10am on Saturday, giving City supporters plenty of time to visit before entering CCS! The Superstore will then reopen for half an hour after the final whistle.
Can’t get down to CCS on Saturday? Don’t worry – get your online order in here!
The Bluebird | Cardiff City vs. Birmingham City
On matchday, dedicated sale points are located on the retail-park walkway; at Gate 4; in the Ninian Stand Retail Booth and outside the away end.
Cardiff City Supporters Club also sell copies from their stadium office, located close to Gate 3, whilst you can also pick up a copy from the Cardiff City SuperStore.
Copies are also sold online as soon as the game has finished. Click here to visit our dedicated SuperStore page.
You can download a digital version of The Bluebird ahead of every home game, courtesy of Zeeon! Click here to get your digital edition, priced at just £1.99!
Ahead of Kick-Off
Once inside CCS, you will be able to purchase food and drink from the stadium kiosks located around the concourses.
Please note: Payments at kiosks around CCS will be cashless throughout the season.
Following a change to policy, E-cigarettes/vaporisers are no longer permitted to be used in the seating bowl at CCS. Supporters who wish to use these devices are welcome to leave the ground at half-time to do so.
Audio Description Commentary Service
Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to continue the audio description commentary service at Cardiff City Stadium to promote access for all football fans this season. The service, provided by Alan March Sport Ltd, will be available at all future home fixtures also.
The free to use service for blind and vision impaired spectators will be available to both home and visiting fans, with our team of trained audio describers keeping up with play to the second to ensure listeners know exactly where the ball is and what is happening on the pitch.
Canton Stand – Bowen & Moore
Returning to the Canton Stand before kick-off are Bowen & Moore!
Bowen & Moore are two lifelong Bluebirds with a big passion for music! They try to incorporate their love for both the Bluebirds and music when performing at Cardiff City Stadium.
We are supporting strong measures across football to tackle antisocial and criminal behaviours within football grounds.— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) July 26, 2022
Anyone involved in these activities will be banned by their club and reported to the police.
Love Football. Protect the Game.#CityAsOne | @FA
Love Football. Protect the Game.
The FA, Premier League and EFL are together introducing new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment.
The new set of actions, which will be implemented across all English football leagues from the start of Season 2022/23 and backed by the Football Supporters’ Association, will target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.
These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere.
Any supporters who experience or witness any anti-social behaviour, directly or indirectly, should contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 07484 070422, giving as much detail as possible (including row, seat number and a description of the incident).
Using video evidence and stewarding practices, we will do our utmost to identify anti-social individuals and ensure that they are no longer able to attend Cardiff City fixtures and are reported to the Police. We do not consider them supporters of our Club.
Find more information here.
Together Against Discrimination
Football is for everyone. We might support different teams, but football unites and inspires us. It is a game with many opinions. But there is one on which we should all agree.
Racism and discrimination is not welcome in our game. So if you hear it, report it - whether in the street, at Cardiff City Stadium or online.
And when you see players taking the knee ahead of the game as a simple and peaceful act of protest this season, please respect their choice.
Because we are all Together Against Discrimination.
Steve Morison’s men take on the Blues at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday lunchtime!
See you there, Bluebirds!