Cardiff City 'Premier Club' inc new stadium video

Last updated : 24 January 2008 By Michael Morris
The offer is also open to fans as well as the business community.

Full details can be found here on the official website with the article also including a free to view video of the whole complex including the facilities at the new stadium.

The new stadium will be ready for the start of the 2009 / 2010 season (that's just 18 months away), and as it stands now will open with around 25,800 seats.

Visitors to the Leckwith area opposite Ninian Park can today see a massive development under way. The new athletic stadium is all but complete with the main stand close to being finished off. The track area appears to be just about complete. The retail units are now occupying the horizon as you look over the site and the area where the stadium will be in busily being prepared as piles are being driven into the ground to support the weight of the new home for Cardiff City.

"Being part of the Premier Club allows fans and businesses the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success of their team," says Peter Ridsdale. "It's a great example of the business community being part of their sporting club. It's a stadium for the city."

Premier Club Managing Director Ashley Donlan said

"Cardiff is a European capital city and for too long it hasn't had the stadium capability for football and rugby that it should. The Premier Club will offer world-class facilities for Welsh businesses, including a beautiful glass-fronted restaurant that overlooks the pitch and a five-star bar and lounge that's perfect for networking. It's unlike anything seen in Wales before.

"The club's ideal for small and medium-sized businesses because it's so flexible. Business membership traditionally means paying for a box or a table of ten, but at the new stadium you can choose the number of seats you'd like to buy, choose on the day the kind of dining you'd like and choose how much you'd like to pay."