- Address: Leckwith Road, Cardiff
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 33,000
- Opened: 22 July 2009
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Cardiff City (football)
Extra stadium info – Cardiff City Stadium
The construction costs of the stadium, which is also known as a venue for concerts and rugby union, were £48 million. The national football team of Wales played numerous home matches at the venue. Gareth Bale became the player who scored the most goals for Wales. He also became the most expensive football player in the world when he signed with Real Madrid in 2013. Gareth Frank Bale started his professional football career with Southampton FC. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur before he signed with Real Madrid.
Cardiff City have been tenants of the Cardiff City Stadium, which opened with a football match between Cardiff City and the Scottish side Celtic, since 2009. Cardiff City Football Club, nicknamed The Bluebirds, was founded in 1899 under a different name. In 2012, Cardiff City FC changed their home kit colours from the traditional blue, white and yellow to red and black. The badge of The Bluebirds was redesigned to include a red dragon. The Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, who became the owner of Cardiff City, was responsible for the change because he wanted to add his favourite colour red to the home kit and badge.
The Premier League
In August 2013, Cardiff City FC played their first-ever Premier League match. They drew an average attendance of 27,000 in 19 home games in their first Premier League season. Cardiff City finished 20th place during that league season. Cardiff City FC, Fulham FC and Norwich City FC were relegated in that Premier League season. The Bluebirds gathered 30 points in 38 league games. They won seven of those 38 matches. Nine games ended in a draw and 22 games ended in a loss.