A sell-out crowd of over 33,000 fans is expected to greet the Welsh team at Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow. The special event hosted by the Football Association of Wales will celebrate the success of Chris Coleman's team at the Euro 2016 championships.
Before the event there will be an open top bus tour around the city centre for the team to greet the public. This is due to start at Cardiff Castle at 4pm and ends at Cardiff City Stadium at 5.30pm.
- What's the schedule of the event?
- 4pm The team take an open top bus tour from Cardiff Castle to meet the public..
- 5pm Turnstiles open for the public at Cardiff City Stadium ready for the big event at 5:15pm.
- 5:30pm The team arrive at Cardiff City Stadium for the homecoming event.
- 6:30pm The Manic Street Preachers will play at the stadium.
- 6.45pm Players and staff presentation will begin.
- 7:00pm Wales team will arrive on stage.
- How do I get a ticket?
You can now buy tickets from here on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are free but are restricted to two per person.
- What roads will be closed?
Road closures from 2.30pm until 5.50pm
Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents & traders will be permitted via Fitzhamon Embankment.)
Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents & traders will be permitted.)
Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street
Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading into the rear of the Central Train Station.
Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street, Customhouse Street and Scott Road will be closed entitrely.
Road closure from 4.00pm until 6.00pm
Cowbridge Road East (from Canton Bridge to the junction with Wellington Street), Wellington Street & Leckwith Road.
- Where can I park?
There will be NO parking at Cardiff City Stadium.
All those that wish to park in Cardiff are advised to park in the Civic Centre (Pay and Display), the Wave car park in Pierhead Street or city centre car parks:
North Road Car Parks St David’s Shopping Centre John Lewis Capitol Shopping Centre NCP – Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road
- Will public transport be affected?
Trains – There will be a queuing system in place at Cardiff Central Train Station and crowd management system at Grangetown and Ninian Park from 7.30pm. There will be no additional trains running but additional carriages will be provided where possible.
Buses – will not operate from the usual city centre bus stops. Buses will be displaced from stops within the closure from 2pm until 6pm and will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East, Greyfriars Road for the North or Tudor Street for the West. There's more information on Cardiff Bus website.
- What route will the Wales bus take?