More about Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground
The Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground is famous for hosting cricket’s most prestigious contests, including international Cricket World Cup fixtures. However it also plays host to numerous other events including conferences, private parties, football fixtures and many other hospitality events.
Sophia Gardens has been an international cricket ground since May 1999, when it hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand. Between 2001 to 2012, the stadium was also a regular venue for One Day Internationals (ODI), hosting nine matches in 12 years. In 2006, it hosted its first England match, which was against Pakistan.
In 2012, the ground was listed as one of three venues for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy alongside the KIA Oval and Edgbaston. SWALEC Stadium hosted five matches, including the opening match between India and South Africa, and the semi-final between India and Sri Lanka.
Getting to the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground
The address for the stadium is as below and guests are able to get to the venue in a number of different ways.
Walking to the Sophia Gardens is a popular choice for many guests. The last fifteen minutes of the stroll takes guests along the banks of the River Taff through Bute Park and the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
The stadium is in an ideal location to cycle to. Cyclists can access Sophia Gardens through the Taff Trial, which runs from Cardiff Bay to Brecon. It now has more than 30 cycle parking spaces located underneath the Altodigital stand.
Trains to Cardiff run frequently to and from all major towns and cities such as London, Bristol, Birmingham and Swansea. You can check the rail website for train departure times and ticket prices.
National Express coaches also provide regular services to Cardiff to and from most major towns and cities with the UK. Coach departure times and prices will be available on their website.
Cardiff Bus services run regularly between Cardiff Central Station and Cathedral Road, opposite the Sophia Gardens. Buses going towards this route include the 25, 62, and 63.
SatNav users can use the postcode CF11 9XR, providing parking has been arranged before arrival. Car parking at the Stadium is limited, so please bear this in mind.
From London – an estimated 3 hours driving time via the M4 Westbound.
From Birmingham – an estimated 2.5 hours via M5 Southbound and then the M4 Westbound.
From the East – When driving from the East, exit the M4 at Junction 29 and follow the A48M towards Llandaff. Join Cardiff Road. Sophia Gardens is situated off Sophia Close, which is on Cathedral Road.
From the West – From the West, exit the M4 at Junction 33. Follow the A4232 for 6.2 miles and exit on the slip road onto Leckwith Road. Follow the A4161 and then turn left onto Cathedral Road (A4119). Turn right onto Sophia Close, where the Sophia Garden Cricket Ground is located.
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