Cymru welcome Croatia to the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday 15 October for their penultimate home European Championship Qualifier.
The match will kick off at 7:45pm.
The match is the reverse fixture of our 1-1 draw in Split in March this year, when Nathan Broadhead scored in the dying minutes to rescue a point for Rob Page’s team. With the qualification stages coming to a close, this will be a crucial test to see if Cymru can qualify automatically for Germany in 2024
Croatia currently sits at 6th in the FIFA world rankings and boast a star studded line up, including Real Madrid’s Luca Modric, Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic and Manchester City’s Joskva Gvardiol.
Below you will find vital supporter information that provides advice and details on making your visit to Cardiff City Stadium an enjoyable one.
It’s advised that all supporters arrive early on a matchday and follow the advice below.
If you’re going to the match, you’ll need to download and use the Cymru Tickets app to get in, unless you’ve specifically requested and paid to receive paper tickets.
The FAW are introducing the Cymru Tickets App for two key reasons:
To improve the matchday experience for fans
To make our matches more sustainable
For more information click here and watch the video below.
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION
The unauthorised resale of tickets is a criminal offence. Measures will be taken against those who are found to have bought tickets and sold on.
Those who have purchased tickets on the secondary market will be refused entry. Tickets can be used by friends or family members in line with the FAW’s terms and conditions of ticket sale, available at faw.cymru/tickets.
There is no safe use of pyrotechnics in spectator areas at football events with their use having many health risks and dangers such as loss of sight, limb or digit removal due to their explosive power.
Being in possession of a pyrotechnic device at a football match or attempting to bring such a device into a football stadium, is a criminal offence under the Sporting Events Act 1985. Any person committing such an offence faces an FA Wales ban, probable arrest and a minimum 3-year Football Banning Order.
Additionally, should persons be identified using pyrotechnics in places of public assembly away from and en route to the stadium, they can be issued with section 34 notices and be instructed to leave the area with details passed to the FAW, Cardiff City Stadium and the authorities. This may result in entry to the stadium being denied.
Car parking at Cardiff City Stadium is limited and available on a first come first served basis.
The cost of parking is £10 and it is recommended that fans arrive at the stadium with the correct amount.
There’s also very limited number of accessible parking bays which will be available on a first come first served basis.
Entry to the car park will be via main entrance off Leckwith Road and access will close at 6:15pm or as soon as the car park is full, whichever is the earliest.
The nearby Gôl Centre also offer parking and spaces can be booked by clicking here. Fans are also advised to utilise city centre parking and make their way to the stadium on foot. Car park info from Visit Cardiff can be found here.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION COMMENTARY SERVICE
The FAW are to launch an audio description commentary service at the Cardiff City Stadium for the upcoming Cymru International match.
The free to use service for blind and vision impaired spectators will be provided by Alan March Sport Ltd and will be available to fans with 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.
To register your interest and book a receiver for the forth coming matches, email PAWB@faw.co.uk
You will need to provide your name, phone number and ticket information (Stand, block, row and seat) and your receiver will be delivered by a steward prior to kick off.
It will be possible to request a receiver on the day by speaking to a steward at the stadium. Please note receivers are subject to availability. We advise users to bring their own headphones to ensure both comfort and hygiene.
REPORT IT – SAY NO TO DISCRIMINATION
The Football Association of Wales welcomes everyone and we constantly strive to ensure that at our matches there is a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere where all fans can come to enjoy watching football in a safe, secure and welcoming environment and feel that they belong as part of the Red Wall.
While promoting inclusion and diversity within the stadium, we applaud and encourage passionate support. However, we do not tolerate discrimination, abuse, foul and abusive language or anti-social and threatening behaviour.If supporters experience any form of anti-social behaviour, abuse or discrimination inside the stadium please help us to eliminate it by reporting any discrimination or abuse by texting 07484 070 422. You can also report at www.faw.cymru/ReportIT or by emailing ReportIT@faw.Cymru Please provide as much detail of any offence as possible. This may include specific seat details if applicable, descriptions of persons involved, and exact words and phrases wherever possible.
Please note, the majority of the food and beverage kiosks at Cardiff City Stadium are now cashless. The system is designed to improve speed of service and reduce queuing times. Kiosks that accept cash will be signposted.
SELF ORDER UNITS – FAMILY STAND & LEVEL 2 SOUTH
Cardiff City Stadium has brand new Self Order Units in the Family Stand and Level 2 South concourse area where customers can now purchase food and beverages pre-match at the machines and redeem at the collection points.
Fans can also pre-order for half-time and redeem their ticket at half time instead of queuing to order.
Entertainment at the stadium commences from the time that the gates open at 5:45pm and there’s plenty on offer to get you ready for kick off. Check out the information below.
Canton Stand – Spirit of ’58 Stage: Cavorters and DJ Gareth Hopkins
Canton Stand Bowl: The Barry Horns
Ninian Stand – Gary Speed Stage: DJ Katie Owen
Family Stand – Family Stage: DJ Kay Russant
Family Stand Dancers – Performing Arts Academy Wales
Pre-match in the stadium bowl: National Anthem, stadium lightshow and Zombie Nation.
Fans are urged to make every attempt to be in their seats by 7:00pm to show the Cymru squad support when they come out onto the pitch for their pre-match warm-up.
Make sure that you’re in your seat for Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau as the fans will sing it unaccompanied and it really shouldn’t be missed as The Red Wall create a wall of sound.
Check out the Cymru merchandise range via the button below, where you can find replica shirts, scarves, training wear and more. Visit the shop here.
PRE-MATCH ON REDWALL+
Get interviews and features in the build-up to the matches against Gibraltar and Croatia on RedWall+, the FAW’s free Welsh football streaming service.