New Stadium Events.
We have now finalised our ramp up events schedule and ticketing facilities.
The new stadium will have the latest ticketing technology available we have linked up with some of the industry renowned companies Ticketmaster and Fortress.
The infrastructure and technology is the same platform that operates at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
This will consist of a new and improved telephone infrastructure coupled with the new e-ticketing website that is already online.
Supporters will be required to purchase an access control card to gain entry to all events.
Ambassadors and Season Ticket holders will receive their cards in late June. All other supporters wishing to gain entry to an event prior to match day will need to purchase a stadium card.
Tickets will be available on the day 2 hours prior to the event.
There are many benefits of having a stadium card. It will offer ease of purchase and quicker access to the stadium. There will be no need to collect tickets or have them sent out in the post.
When you purchase online with a stadium card you can print the seat details and your card will be activated for this event.
This will streamline the purchase of events and will enable us to provide a first class professional service to all our supporters.
We will also be launching a 24-7 fast track service so you can purchase any event over the phone any time day or night.
Ambassadors and Season Ticket Holders will be able to purchase cup events online or over the phone and their card will be activated to allow access to this game in their season seat.
The new e-ticketing website will also allow us to set restrictions on games. Thereby enabling us to sell away tickets to Ambassadors, Season Ticket Holders and Away travel members.
For away matches with high demand we may sometimes need to set qualification rules as to how many games supporters have attended, again we can do this online with the restrictions in place.
All these things were not possible with the old ticketing website.
We are currently migrating all the data from the old system and seating plan to the new system and seating plan.
This process will also see the integration of our Fortress access control system and we will be running a series of data and entry tests before completion of the transition on the 16th of June.
This means we cannot currently sell any event in the new stadium until this procedure has taken place and rigorous checks have been carried out.
You may also find when you activate your account on the e-ticketing facility that some of your details are missing. This is due to the data migration and will be rectified after the 16th of June.
The initial Stadium capacity will be 26,828.
Our first fixture in the new stadium will be a Cardiff City Legends game that will take place on Saturday July 4th kick off 3pm. This game will be restricted to 50% capacity and will initially only be open to Ambassadors and Season Ticket Holders who will be able to purchase their season seat. Prices for this game are £5 adults and £2.50 concession.
This will take place on Sunday July 5th and will be an open training day. Dave Jones and his squad will hold an open training session. This open day will be used to allow supporters to familiarise themselves with the new surroundings. This will be open to Ambassadors, Season Ticket Holders and supporters with a Stadium Card.
This will be the first time supporters will be able to see a Cardiff City side play at the new stadium. Dave Jones squad will take on Chasetown on Friday 10th July kick off 7.45pm. This will be restricted up to a maximum of 70% capacity and will once again be open to Ambassadors and Season Ticket holders initially. Prices for this game are £10 adult and £5 concessions.
Cardiff Blues will be part of the ramp up schedule and will hold an open day for all Blues supporters on Saturday 18th of July.
The date we have all been waiting for the official opening of our state of the art New Stadium against Scottish Giants Celtic. This game will take place on Wednesday 22nd of July kick off 7.45pm. Capacity for this game will restricted up to a maximum of 90% on successful completion of the previous event. Once again this game will be initially open to Ambassadors and Season Ticket Holders. Prices for this event will be normal 2009-10 match day prices.
Non Ambassadors and Season Ticket Holders will be informed at a later date as to when their purchasing window opens.
This will be the final ramp up event before the 2009-2010 season takes place. Once again we have top quality opposition in the form of Valencia. The Spanish Le Liga side will bring a full strength squad to test Dave Jones and the lads. This game will take place on Saturday August 1st kick off 3pm. This game will be at full capacity on successful completion of previous events. Like all the events above this will be initially only available to Ambassadors and Season Ticket holders. Prices for this event are £20 adults £10 over 60's and £5 under 16's
All Events will be available to all Ambassadors and Season Ticket Holders from the 16th of June. Reservations can be made in person at Ninian Park, over the phone or via our new e-ticketing facility.
The ticket office will move into the new stadium on Monday the 29th of June. To allow us to facilitate this move the ticket office will close at 4pm on Saturday 27th and will reopen on Monday 29th of June at 9am.