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Warning. The info below was taken from awayguide.net and hasn't been updated since 04/07/2000 and may therefore be very much out of day

[full_club_name]Cardiff City AFC

[ground_name] Ninian Park

[entry_updated] 04/07/00

[ground_pcode]CF118SX

The Ground

Away fans are normally allocated tickets in the Grange End Terrace. This is covered standing with smoking allowed. There is a snackbar serving food but no alcohol. For some games away supporters may be allocated seats in the Grandstand, some of which have an obscured view.

Update - My tickets are indeed for the John Smiths Visitors Terrace

Pubs & Food

The pubs in the immediate vicinity of the ground tend to be home fans

only. Two recommended away pubs are The Cornwall and The Cottage, which

are about 1/2 a mile from the ground. The Cornwall (on Cornwall St)

welcomes both sets of fans and serves hot and cold snacks. The Cottage is

on St Marys Street near to the city centre and the station. It is an old

traditional pub and serves food. It is advisable to keep colours covered

around the pubs and city centre.

There are no food outlets in the vicinity of the ground. There is a fish

and chip shop next to 'The Cornwall' pub.

Travel

Ninian Park is accessed from Junction 33 of the M4. Upon leaving the

motorway join the A4232 following signs for Cardiff. Take the second exit off this road. Stay in the left hand lane of the slip road and you will automatically join Leckwith Road. Follow this road to the traffic lights and upon reaching them turn right into Sloper Road. The ground is on the left hand side.

Parking is available opposite the ground. To access the parking take the first turning right off Leckwith Road.

Cardiff Central station has direct services from London Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. There are regular trains from Cardiff Central Railway station to Ninian Park.

Other Info

The clubs official website is at http://www.cardiffcity.co.uk

Thanks to Cardiff City AFC Ticket Office Assistant Karen Hicks for taking the time to send

a large amount of info on the ground and its facilities. Thanks also to Jeff Jones for an update on the ground.

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From Superstella

Information for Friday / Saturday night revellers in Cardiff: -

'The Yard' is an alright place to start. It’s the old 'Brains' brewery, there's lots of space etc. That is on High street. The yard is just across the road from o’neills. There are quite a lot of good pubs and bars along there.

If you go up the street from the yard (away from o'neills etc) you'll come to Sam’s bar (? i think) at the end, and then along that street (Mill lane) there are some really nice bars - Moloko is a really great place to go. If you carry along that street you can turn left into a little arcade that take you back to high street. In the arcade is a great little pub called kiwi bar (or something) - that is definitely worth a go. Further up high street (towards the castle) there’s a funky little place called the toucan bar. There's loads more places on high street, but I’ve forgotten their names!

So - if you get to the top of high street you'll be facing the castle, turn right and carry on to Queen street - the main shopping area (pedestrianised), carry on going, and on a street called the priory (or the friary, not sure) there’s a bunch on bars like the ‘Ha Ha bar’ and ‘slug and lettuce’ etc, they're quite nice. If you keep going down queen street for a bit, on one of the streets off to the left you'll see a big old red brick building saying 'Evolution' on the front. That’s just a generic club/bar type place - there's two parts. If you go in the front it's just a club/bar type thing, does mainstream pop/dance till 3 ish; round the back is a bigger club (it's all part of the same thing) and that’s more dance etc. That place is vaguely entertaining, but watch for fighting because it's frequented by valleys thugs.

Also - there’s a big, huge place called Dewi's on Mary Ann street (or somewhere round there). There’s also a big walkabout on high street (but I’m sure you'll see that anyway).

From Tris

Depending on where you're staying, Roath is a decent option, its nearly in student land so a good atmosphere but its much quieter and much cheaper than the centre which is chaos normally....

......if you have to be in the centre then anywhere bar St Mary's Street (the first main street you get to from the station walking to town) should be ok. If you can make your way as far as the ice rink/cardiff international arena (5 mins), there's a really good large pub on the corner (not the Springbok bar which'll be rammed!).

My tip would be Roath personally!

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