Sophia Gardens

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Gates open 1 hour before play starts.

Remember, your ticket gives you access to both the men’s and women’s matches on the same day, so make sure you get there for the first game!

Match day start times vary, so make sure you’ve looked at your ticket in the app to see what time the first game starts.

Click here to read the Spectator Code of Conduct for Sophia Gardens.

FOOD & DRINK           

There's a range of food and drink outlets within the ground to suit all tastes.

A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a number of bars throughout the concourses.

Please note that Sophia Gardens is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.

Bars will open when gates open.


By Foot

The most popular and picturesque means of reaching the Stadium from the city centre is on foot. The final part of the leisurely stroll takes you along the banks of the famous River Taff and the grounds of Cardiff Castle. (Walking time approx.20 mins).

By Train

Cardiff Central railway station is about 1 mile from Sophia Gardens (walking time approx. 20 mins). Our volunteers will be on hand to provide directions. There are regular high-speed trains that run between Cardiff and all major towns and cities including London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Swansea. For the latest train information, use the Network Rail SMS service, and text CDF to 84950. For further information, please visit one of the following rail provider websites: –

By Bus

Regular bus services run from Westgate Street to and from Cathedral Road (Sophia Gardens nearest bus stop). For further information, please visit


There is no parking in the vicinity of Sophia Gardens other than disabled parking.

There are a number of independent car parks located throughout the city. For more info click here.

A limited number of disabled parking bays are available for every match day held at the Stadium and these are allocated on an application basis. For more details, please contact



Click here to see the Accessibility Information for Sophia Gardens.


Get the Welsh Fire kit before your trip to Sophia Gardens. You can get the kit online, here.

Internet Access

Free WIFI is available at Sophia Gardens.