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SWALEC Stadium


Catch the best of Welsh cricket at the SSE SWALEC, formerly known as SWALEC Stadium or more informally as Sophia Gardens. The notable venue is Cardiff's only major cricket stadium, and has been home to the Glamorgan Cricket Club since 1967. It also plays host to major international cricketing competitions such as the ICC Champions Trophy.

SWALEC Stadium is also a popular conference and events facility in the city. It became known as one of the city’s most versatile after an extensive renovation project in 2008, which helped upgrade the stadium's now-impressive facilities. Whether you're attending for a cricket match, a concert or other event, this modern sports stadium in Cardiff is the perfect destination for a day out.

Glamorgan’s history

Located in Sophia Gardens, on the banks of the River Taff, the SSE SWALEC's idyllic setting draws fans from around the country to see Glamorgan take on other first-class cricket clubs throughout the year. The historic club was formed in 1888 and moved up from the minor counties league to first-class status after the First World War. Since playing at SWALEC Stadium, the club has won several titles, including the County Championship in 1969 and 1997, the Sunday/National League title in 1993, 2002 and 2004, and the Second XI Championships in 1980.

Watch cricket at the SSE SWALEC

Just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, the SWALEC Stadium is one of the many hubs of sport in the city, alongside other popular venues, such as the Cardiff International Sports Village. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff is less than 15 minutes drive away, making it a great base if you are a cricket fan planning to catch a match during your stay.