Matchday Guide | City vs. Boro
Make the most of your matchday by reading the information below before travelling to CCS on Saturday!
Cardiff City vs. Middlesbrough. Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. Kick-off: 12:30pm
Tickets for City's match against Boro are available to purchase now! Click here to secure your seat.
The Ticket Office will be open from 10am until half-time. If visiting the Ticket Office on Saturday before kick-off, please note that the preferred method of payment is by card, and supporters are asked to arrive as early as possible, taking possible queue times into consideration.
Find full 2021/22 Match Ticket pricing below, with Saturday's match against Boro listed as a bronze category fixture.
Cardiff City Stadium Update | COVID-19 Guidelines post-11/10/21
For the Bluebirds’ upcoming home fixtures, the Welsh Government will require all spectators over the age of 18 years to present their COVID-19 status in order to enter Cardiff City Stadium. This is a legal requirement that we are duty bound to abide by.
Proof of COVID-19 status may be presented to stadium support staff in the following ways:
- By displaying a digital (mobile phone) solution such as the NHS COVID pass or an EU equivalent (click here for information on how to obtain the NHS COVID pass): please note that this will need to be updated every 30 days.
- A digital or paper certificate of double vaccination.
- Proof of a negative lateral flow test (LFT) result by text or email (within 48 hours of kick-off): do not bring the physical test unit with you (click here to obtain tests).
- Confirmation of immunity. This can be proven by medical certificate if the person endeavouring to gain access has recovered from COVID no sooner than 14 days and no longer than 6 months prior to the date of the fixture.
Find more information here.
Saturday’s match sponsors are WeBuyGymEquipment. We’d like to thank them for their support of the Bluebirds, and hope they enjoy the day!
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All operators need to do is supply a list of equipment, access details and a bunch of photos and WeBuyGymEquipment will do the rest!
If the price is accepted, our team will ensure the payment is made swiftly and the equipment is collected on the day and time required. A hassle-free process and a great way to ensure the best return for your old equipment.
After collating thousands of bids in the platform, the business now has the ability to accurately predict residual values of used gym equipment at any stage of the lifespan of the asset. Extremely valuable data to fitness equipment manufacturers, leasing companies and the gym operator.
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Arriving at CCS
The gates at CCS will open at 11am – 90 minutes before kick-off against Middlesbrough.
Taking into consideration the newly-applied and previously mentioned COVID Guidelines, on Saturday morning supporters are encouraged to arrive in good time, so as to enter the ground as easily as possible, and arrive ahead of kick-off at 12:30pm.
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.
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 until kick-off on Saturday afternoon, giving City supporters plenty of time to visit before entering CCS! The Superstore will then reopen for half an hour post-match.
Please note that the Superstore will be operating by card payment only at this time.
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.
Buy this weekend’s Cardiff City vs. Middlesbrough matchday programme, with Sam Bowen as cover star and feature interview!
Physical copies of The Bluebird will be available to purchase from selected programme booths and retail departments around CCS.
To pay with cash, please visit the programme booth located between Gates 3 & 4 (Canton Stand). All other programme booths will be cashless.
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.
Matchday Offer: Ahead of kick-off on Saturday, supporters will be able to purchase a bacon roll with either a cup of tea or coffee for £5! This offer applies during the pre-match period only, and is available while stocks last.
Please note: Payments at kiosks around CCS will be cashless throughout the season.
Ahead of kick-off on Saturday afternoon, former City player Kevin McNaughton will take part in a supporter Q&A session in the Ninian Stand! If your match ticket is situated in the Ninian Stand, then be sure not to miss out on this exciting part of the pre-match buildup with a City legend!
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.
Half-Time Supporter Giveaway
At half-time on matchdays this season at CCS, our Half Time Supporter Giveaway offers three lucky Season Ticket holders the opportunity to be selected at random as a recipient of one of our fantastic prizes. Winners could leave with an official Cardiff City 2021/22 home shirt signed by every first team player! Three prizes are up for grabs each match for our Season Ticket holders, so keep your eyes peeled and ears sharp at half-time on Saturday!
Prizes are available for collection from the Cardiff City Superstore up to 30 minutes after the full time whistle. Just provide your name and seat number to claim your winnings. Good luck, Bluebirds!
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.
The Bluebirds will wear black armbands this weekend, paying tribute to those who sadly lost their lives 55 years ago in Aberfan.
To those we love and miss so very much
City kick-off against Middlesbrough at 12:30pm on Saturday!
We're looking forward to seeing you there, Bluebirds!