Matchday Guide | City vs. Reading
The Bluebirds are in action underneath the Friday night lights as they face the Royals!
Cardiff City vs. Reading - Friday, February 17th, 2023. Kick-Off: 8:00pm
Tickets for our clash with the Royals 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 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 Reading listed as a silver category fixture.
Our official Match Sponsors are Vetro. Vetro is a quality-focused specialist Nursing, Social Care, Housing and Education recruitment agency. We provide permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions within these sectors.
We’d also like to thank Ride on Timee Watches, who are our Man of the Match Sponsors for the clash with Reading.
They are Cardiff-based and buy and sell genuine watches, which can be sourced from any brand.
City support Football v Homophobia
At our game against Reading, Cardiff City Football Club are showing their support for the Football v Homophobia campaign.
Football v Homophobia is a campaign that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.
Bucket Collection | We're with you, Jase!
We'll be hosting a bucket collection at Cardiff City Stadium, with all proceeds going to support City legend Jason Bowen's treatment for motor neurone disease.
Bows played for City between 1999-2004, joining from our opponents, Reading, making over 130 appearances, and scoring on 34 occasions. He won promotion three times with City. Jase's sons Jaye and Sam both progressed through our Academy too.
The main objective of the fundraising is to provide financial support to cover Jason’s ongoing medical costs. These include holistic treatments, supplements, daily living aids, hydrotherapy and specialist neuro physiology at the wonderful Morello Clinic in Langstone. This will also enable the family to explore new avenues to help Jason.
The online appeal has brilliantly already raised over £12,000 to help Jason's treatment. You can either donate via the bucket collection, by scanning the QR code above or 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 8pm.
The gates at CCS will open at 6:30pm – 90 minutes before kick-off against Reading. Hospitality areas will open at 5:30pm.
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 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 | 50% off replica Third shirts!
Get 50% off our New Balance replica Third shirts at the Cardiff City Superstore - available while stocks last!
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!
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!
New self-service kiosks
We have recently installed self-service kiosks in a number of locations around Cardiff City Stadium to improve your experience of ordering food and drink on matchdays.
The new units are located in the Family Stand and upper level of the Grandstand.
Simply use the screens to place your order and pay, then take your receipt across to the counter and collect your items! Alternatively, orders can be made ahead of kick-off for collection at half time!
Staff will be on-hand in these areas of the stadium to provide assistance where necessary.
Please note: Payments around CCS will be cashless throughout the season.
Ahead of Kick-Off
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.
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.
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.
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 televised clash with the Royals begins at 8pm!
See you at CCS, Bluebirds!