Matchday Guide | City vs. Blackpool
We return to Championship action at CCS with the visit of Blackpool!
Cardiff City vs. Blackpool. Saturday, December 17th, 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm
Tickets for our clash with the Tangerines are available to purchase now, starting at just £19 for adults and £8 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 Blackpool listed as a silver category fixture.
Industrial action | Saturday 17th December
Please be aware that due to planned industrial action, railway timetables will be severely disrupted on Saturday, 17th December.
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 will be running reduced services for essential travel only. 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.
City vs. Sheffield United - Match Sponsors
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of our Sponsors for Saturday's clash with Blackpool!
- Match Sponsor - Evans Entwistle
- Match Ball Sponsor - Crean Construction
- Man of the Match Sponsor - Hensol Castle Distillery
- Matchday Programme Sponsor - Good Heart Animal Sanctuary
You can find out more about all of our match sponsors by clicking here.
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 3pm.
The gates at CCS will open at 1:30pm – 90 minutes before kick-off against Blackpool. Hospitality areas will open at 12:30pm.
With freezing temperatures and weather warnings still in place, supporters are advised to take extra care when travelling to and moving around Cardiff City Stadium.
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 matchday. If you require any assistance, please contact him on 07522 321389. Alternatively, follow @CardiffCitySLO on Twitter for further supporter updates.
Superstore | 25% off replica shirts!
Get 25% off all replica shirts in the Cardiff City Superstore and our Ninian Stand store!
Alongside our home, away and third kits, which are now available in Women's sizes for the first time, City supporters can also pick up our range of 2022/23 training wear, homeware and more!
In the Grandstand, 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.
Our new retail store in the Ninian Stand will also be open from midday on Saturday.
Can’t get down to CCS? Don’t worry – get your online order in 24/7 here!
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.
Family Stand | Christmas Activities
Head over to the Family Stand before kick-off to enjoy plenty of festive fun!
Santa and his reindeer will be paying a visit to CCS this weekend, so make sure to say hi!
We also have many more fun activities for our Junior Bluebirds to make the most of before the action gets underway!
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 07554 158224, 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.
We get underway at 3pm on Saturday afternoon!
We can't wait to see you back at CCS, Bluebirds!