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Cardiff city centre to 'shut down' for Anthony Joshua fight

A full city centre road closure will be in place for one of the biggest boxing matches Cardiff has ever seen when world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua takes on Kubrat Pulev.

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev pose for a photo during the press conference at the Principality Stadium, Credit: PA Images

In a fight expected to attract a huge global audience, the fight takes place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28.

With a sell-out crowd of 75,000, the council is advising all ticket holders to plan ahead for the event which will see all roads in the city centre closed from 4pm.

Those travelling by car are strongly advised to book a space in thepark & ride facility.

Roads are expected to reopen following the match at around 1am.

Credit: PA Images

Cardiff City are also playing at home to Millwall on that day and all football traffic will be advised to use J33 off the M4 to Leckwith.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure:

  • Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
  • Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: 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 and Scott Road.

Network Rail has announced there will be a planned railway upgrade work between London and Cardiff on the day of the match.

There will be fewer trains travelling to Cardiff and there will be no trains back to London or Bristol after the fight is scheduled to finish.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance at www.nationalrail.co.uk

With enhanced security checks taking place at Principality Stadium, all ticketholders should expect to be searched on entry to the venue.

Further roads may be closed if there are any overcrowding or security concerns.

A fan guide with all the latest information can be downloaded here.