Supporter Info: Cymru vs Austria
International
24 March 2022

Supporter Info: Cymru vs Austria

The Red Wall are eagerly looking forward to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Play-off semi-final against Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday, 24 March at 7:45pm. 

Here’s some important supporter information for the match with details about digital tickets, travel, entertainment at the stadium and more.  

* As this match is sold out, it is essential that fans arrive early at Cardiff City Stadium for the Play-off Semi-final. *

 

DIGITAL TICKETS

Digital ticket delivery emails for the Play-off semi-final were sent to fans who had purchased tickets via this method across Friday (11 March) and Saturday (12 March). Fans should download their tickets prior to travelling to Cardiff City Stadium for the match. 

 

RAIL TRAVEL

The Football Association of Wales, the Football Supporters Association Cymru and Transport for Wales (“TFW”) have been in discussions for several months in relation to rail travel to and from Cardiff for football international matches.

TFW have published a specific web page with details on their rail offerings for Cymru fans and links to book your tickets. TFW are continuing to investigate the possibility of adding additional services post-match, including in the event of the match going to extra time or penalties. Supporters are advised to continue to check TFW’s online timetable for service updates in the run-up to the match.

Transport for Wales Trafnidiaeth Cymru

 

CAR PARKING

Car parking at Cardiff City Stadium is limited due to the NHS Covid Testing Centre that is situated on site and is 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 18:00 or when it is full. 

Fans are 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

 

FAW AMBASSADORS

Thanks to the support of the Fan Experience Company, Cardiff City FC Foundation and Urdd Gobaith Cymru, those attending Cymru's historic 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off semi-final against Austria will be welcomed by our new FAW Ambassadors team.

Made up of local volunteers, students and the Fan Experience Company team, the Ambassadors’ aim will be to welcome you, answer your questions and make you don’t miss out on any of the magic planned for what we hope will be a historic occasion for Welsh football.  

Highly visible in their bright pink fleeces, you will find our FAW Ambassadors at Cardiff Central Railway Station and in the immediate stadium vicinity.  

Mark Bradley, of the Fan Experience Company, explained about the initiative: "This is not just a one-off, but part of a commitment to expand and improve the experience at future international match days. We want those who love Welsh football to feel valued when they come to support our teams."

The FAW Ambassadors Team will also be at the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier on Friday 8 April when Cymru take on France at Parc y Scarlets. Tickets available at faw.cymru/tickets.

 

NO TESTING 

There are no testing requirements in order to attend the match at Cardiff City Stadium. Both the FAW and Cardiff City Stadium do however, recommend that supporters take a personal lateral flow test as best practice prior to attending the match for your own peace of mind and for the safety of others. 

  

NHS COVID PASS

Welsh Government no longer requires the NHS Covid Pass to be shown at the stadium. 

 

FACE COVERINGS

Face coverings are not mandatory within Cardiff City Stadium, however, coronavirus has not gone away and we ask fans to work together to help stop the spread of the virus at the match. Therefore, fans should still consider wearing a face covering to protect others we ask that people please sneeze into the crook of their arm. 

It is important to note that face coverings must be worn when travelling on public transport to the match. 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING & SANITATION

There is no requirement for social distancing but the FAW and Cardiff City Stadium still request that fans maintain as much distance as they can from those outside of your social group bubble with whom you are attending the match. 

Hand sanitiser stations are available around the stadium and fans are requested to use them.

 

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.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Canton Stand - Spirit of '58 Stage: The Riff will be performing live and Gareth Hopkins will be the DJ to get you warmed up for the match. 

Ninian Stand - Gary Speed Stage: Katie Owen will be providing the pre-match music needed for a huge game of football with her DJ set.

Family Stand - Family Stage: Girltalk DJs and dancers from the Performing Arts Academy Wales.

Pre-match in the stadium bowl: The legendary Dafydd Iwan will lead a passionate rendition of his song, Yma O Hyd. 

  

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Fans are urged to make every attempt to be in their seats by 7:00pm to show the Wales 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. The squad want it to be as spine-tingling as normal and for your passion to make the noise.

 

MATCH PROGRAMME 

A limited run of physical match programmes will be available at Cardiff City Stadium.

The programmes can also be purchased via the mail order button below. 

Mail Order

 

WE STAND TOGETHER - MATCH FOR UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

Cymru will play an international challenge match on Tuesday, 29 Match at Cardiff City Stadium to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine HumanitArian Appeal. 

Cymru’s opponent for the match will be determined depending on the outcome of the World Cup play-off semi-final with Austria on 24 March. 

Should Cymru win against Austria, they will play the losing team from the Path B semi-final between Sweden and Czech Republic. If Cymru fail to win against Austria, Tuesday’s opponents in Cardiff will be Scotland. 

Tickets are now on sale and fans are able to add an optional donation to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal when making a purchase. 

Tickets

 

CYMRU SHOP

Check out the Cymru merchandise range via the button below, where you can find replica shirts, scarves, training wear and more. 

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