Matchday Guide | City vs. Sheffield United
Make the most of your matchday by reading the information below before travelling to CCS on Saturday!
Cardiff City vs. Sheffield United. Saturday, December 4th, 2021. Kick-off: 3pm
Tickets for City's match against the Blades are available to purchase now! Click here to secure your seat.
The Ticket Office will be open from 10am until half-time on Saturday afternoon. If visiting the Ticket Office 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 our match against Sheffield United listed as a gold category fixture.
You can also now book your tickets for our Christmas Family Fun Day at CCS on Tuesday, December 21st!
With free entry for all who wish to attend, between 10am-1pm the Club will be welcoming City supporters to Cardiff City Stadium to watch an open training session, with special Q&A sessions plus Christmas activities for the whole family!
Help support our local foodbanks
Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust – with full backing from Cardiff City Football Club – have organised a collection for a South Wales foodbank at the Sheffield United game this Saturday.
A food donation point will be set up from 12.30pm near the Trust Office (by Gate 4/5). Food collected will be delivered to the Rhondda Foodbank in Tylorstown and the Trust hopes it will mark the start of further collections for foodbanks across Cardiff and south-east Wales.
Before kick-off on Saturday, you can purchase a pie & a pint for just £7!*
Also, if you buy any hot food item between gates opening and kick-off, you’ll have the choice of a free tea/coffee or 500ml bottle of water!
*All items subject to availability and while stocks last. This offer includes a pint of Amstel Lager or Strongbow and a mince beef & onion pie or a vegetarian alternative. Offers are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any point.
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.
Rainbow Laces | Football is everyone’s game
Cardiff City will be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign when Sheffield United visit CCS on Saturday afternoon.
The Rainbow Laces campaign, ran by Stonewall, aims to use the power of football to make the game more accessible, enjoyable and welcoming to all supporters.
Match Ball Sponsor
Saturday's Match Ball Sponsor is Barocco.
The venue on Wharton Street re-opened its doors in August, and looks forward to welcoming new customers and seeing the return of some familiar faces!
The team behind Barocco’s long-awaited relaunch should be very familiar to those who’ve experienced a night out in the capital over the years. Its new owner is John Sullivan, the man behind Sully’s Café and The Deep live music venue, and managing the venue will be Karl Kruger Williams, who is best known to Cardiff Blues fans after looking after hospitality at the Cardiff Arms Park.
Follow Barocco on Twitter for the latest news and updates!
Arriving at Cardiff City Stadium
The gates at CCS will open at 1:30pm – 90 minutes before kick-off against Sheffield United.
Taking into consideration the newly-applied and previously mentioned COVID Guidelines, on Saturday afternoon 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 3pm.
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 once again be opening its doors 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 a copy of Saturday's Cardiff City vs. Sheffield United matchday programme, with Isaak Davies 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.
Our Programme Sponsor for Saturday's edition, Peter Stafford, celebrates his 70th birthday this weekend! A lifelong Bluebird, his first match at Ninian Park was against Bolton Wanderers in 1961.
Ahead of Kick-Off
Once inside CCS, you will be able to purchase food and drink from the stadium kiosks located around the concourses. 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.
Canton Stand - The Autumn Killers
Playing pre-match in the Canton Stand on Saturday are The Autumn Killers, who released their debut album on September 24th! The three-piece band was shortlisted for Band of the Year and Album of the Year by Great Music Stories Radio, has been interview by Kerrang Radio, and have recently played Planet Rockstock (Planet Rock Radio) in Porthcawl to a crowd of over 500 people.
The Bluebirds and the other EFL teams have been working together with major footballing organisations to support Play Safe – an FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
Play Safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship. It is also supported and being run across every other level of the game.
Cardiff City FC invites supporters to take part in our 2021 Safeguarding Survey, which closes on Sunday, 5th December.
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.
In Memory | Phil Dwyer and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
Everybody at Cardiff City Football Club was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s record appearance holder, Phil Dwyer, at the age of 68.
Phil made 575 appearances for the club between 1972 and 1985, a record in the Football League era. A lifelong Bluebird, Phil was a frequent visitor to both Ninian Park and Cardiff City Stadium, and his presence at our home matches will be sorely missed.
Prior to kick-off, a minute's applause will be held in Phil's memory.
We are also encouraging supporters to join us in a minute's applause six minutes into our fixture this afternoon, in loving memory of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
City kick-off against Sheffield United at 3pm on Saturday!
We're looking forward to welcoming you back to CCS, Bluebirds!