Matchday Guide | City vs. Leeds United
Leeds United travel to the Welsh capital to face the Bluebirds in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend!
Cardiff City vs. Leeds United. Sunday, January 8th, 2023. Kick-Off: 2:00pm
Tickets for our clash with the Whites are available to purchase now, starting at just £20 for adults and £8 for U16s! Click here to secure your seat.
The Ticket Office will be open on matchday 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 ticketing information here.
Supporters should be aware of the following information ahead of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie with Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium.
Home supporters are advised that there is a preferred walking route recommended for arriving at Cardiff City Stadium. From the city centre, this route will take you down Ninian Park Road into Canton before left towards Leckwith Road and the main gates of Cardiff City Stadium.
Please note that a police corden will be enforced on Sloper Road to ensure the safety of both sets of supporters.
Supporters should note that a 20 minute window will be enforced at the end of the game to allow the safe departure of all supporters.
The police corden will remain in place on Sloper Road, meaning that Leeds United fans will be escorted right out of the stadium towards Grangetown, and Cardiff City supporters will be asked to turn left towards Canton.
We appreciate that this may cause a degree of upheaval for any supporters resident in the Grangetown or central areas, but we ask for your understanding and patience to ensure a safe and secure matchday.
Read more here.
We’d like to welcome today’s Match Sponsors, Fine Wines Direct UK!
Situated on Penarth Rd, a short 15-minute walk from Cardiff City Stadium, Fine Wines Direct UK is a treasure trove of wines to suit every palate.
Call in to their shop at 242 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TU, and if you do show you are a Bluebirds supporter, they will give you 10% off any wine!
Click here to find out more.
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 2pm.
The gates at CCS will open at 12:30pm – 90 minutes before kick-off against Leeds United. Hospitality areas will open at 11:30am.
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 matchday. If you require any assistance, please contact him on 07522 321389. Alternatively, follow @CardiffCitySLO on Twitter for further supporter updates.
Superstore | Open at 11am on Sunday!
The Cardiff City Superstore will open at 11am on Sunday!
Alongside our new home, away and third kits, which are now available in Women's sizes for the first time, City supporters can also pick up our new range of 2022/23 training wear, homeware and more!
The Superstore will reopen for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
Can’t get down to CCS? Don’t worry – get your online order in 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Our Emirates FA Cup clash gets underway at 2pm on Sunday!
Enjoy the match, Bluebirds!