Matchday Guide | City vs. Barnsley
Ahead of the long-awaited return of supporters for Sky Bet Championship opening day, here’s all you need to know to make the most of your matchday experience this weekend.
Ahead of kick-off against Barnsley this coming Saturday, players, officials and supporters of both clubs will be asked to stand for a minute’s silent reflection in memory of all those lost since we last watched football together at Cardiff City Stadium back in February 2020.
A tribute montage will be played on the two stadium jumbotrons during the silence, with all photos subsequently collated and published in the next league edition of the matchday programme.
They will be, forever, Bluebirds.
If you've yet to purchase your ticket for Saturday's match, or want to sign up for the 2021/22 campaign with a Season Ticket, then both options are still available for supporters.
Match Tickets are available online only at tickets.cardiffcityfc.co.uk.
We can confirm that in line with Welsh Government approvals, the Club will be operating at alert level zero. Supporters attending games will routinely be sat without social distancing measures in place, and while we recommend face masks to be worn, this is not compulsory except when entering the Ticket Office, Superstore or queuing at internal kiosks and toilets.
We appreciate that some supporters may wish to maintain a social distance, and to facilitate this the Club will open Level 5 of the Ninian Stand, where social distancing will be observed. Please select the relevant block whilst using the online system. Season Ticket Holders who wish to move into this area can do so by contacting the Ticket Office either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 033 33 11 1920.
Season Tickets are also available here, with our early bird and seat reservation deadlines extended to 5pm on Thursday 12th August.
Can't make the match? Listen live on Cardiff City TV!
In respect of domestic streaming, the EFL will return to the position as was prior to the pandemic when the live broadcast or streaming of any match in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is prohibited between the hours of 2:45pm-5:15pm on Saturday afternoons.
However, supporters in the UK and abroad can purchase a Monthly Audio Pass to listen in for just £5! For audio throughout the season, purchase an Audio Only Season Pass for £45!
Overseas supporters can buy an International Season Pass for £140 or watch City’s clash with Barnsley live on Cardiff City TV by grabbing an International Match Pass for just £10!
Arriving at CCS
The gates at CCS will open at 1:30pm – 90 minutes before kick-off against the Tykes.
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 30 minutes before kick-off.
Please note, Cardiff Council have introduced new parking restrictions in the vicinity of CCS, which can be found here.
Supporters are encouraged to arrive in good time, so as to enter the ground as easily as possible, and arrive at your seats in time for the pre-match tribute.
Please note: While Welsh Government regulations state that face masks are not required in outdoor settings or hospitality (including concourses) Cardiff City FC requires face masks to be worn while entering the stadium and queuing at food and beverage kiosks and toilets. It is a recommendation only that face masks are worn at other times. Click here to read the Supporter Code of Conduct for the 2021/22 Season.
Cardiff City FC Superstore will be open on Saturday from 10am until kick-off, then reopening for half an hour at the end of the match.
Our 2021/22 adidas replica kits are available both in store and online!
If you're headed to the Superstore before kick-off, keep an eye out for Cardiff City FC Foundation’s ‘Tap to Donate’ machines dotted near the tills.
By donating, you’ll be supporting children, young people and families across South Wales achieve their full potential through the Foundation’s projects and programmes.
The Bluebird – our official matchday programme – is back for the 2021/22 season, with 68 pages of excellent content for you to consume.
Physical copies of The Bluebird will be available to purchase from selected programme booths and retail departments around CCS. Supporters are back with us at home - make sure you pick up this piece of history!
In this first edition of the 2021/22 season, we've got Mick's notes, exclusive interviews with Joe Ralls and Mark Harris, prize giveaways, puzzles, games and collectables for City kids, fan pics, Academy & Cardiff City FC Women news, in-depth opposition analysis, City history and so much more.
Programmes will be £3.50 and can be purchased from selected programme booths and retail departments. Card only.
If you unfortunately can't join us at CCS this weekend but still wish to purchase The Bluebird - you can either enjoy our digital copy, which will be launched at 9am on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 via the Matchday Info App, or purchase a copy online!
Ahead of Kick-Off
Once inside CCS, you will be able to purchase food and drink from the stadium kiosks located around the concourses at CCS. Whilst using these facilities, as well as the toilets, please be aware that Cardiff City FC requires face masks to be worn while entering the stadium and queuing at food and beverage kiosks and toilets. Click here to read the Supporter Code of Conduct for the 2021/22 Season.
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.
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.