Saturday, 7 July 2012
Everything comes back to Cardiff City FC.....
I find it quite amusing that even when I try not to think about the club I am reminded of them in the strrangest of ways. First of all we received a flyer in the post today inviting us to a Jehovah's Witnesses convention which was being held at Cardiff City Stadium of all places. The UEFA Super Cup Final will also be held there in 2014 which is also a massive coup for the club escpecially if it has reached the Premier League by then.
I also received an e-mail from the club inviting me to take part in a fans survey, which was both unexpected and welcome as I was a season ticket holder until the end of the 2009/10 season. Following Cardiff Blues rugby clubs decision to return to its former home The Arms Park as from next season, the ground is now finally ours and can also be rebranded accordingly. The survey itself was asking what I would like to see around the stadium such as themed bars, stands etc recognising important people from the Bluebirds history. I had to delve into my memory banks for the second part of the survey which was purely about the match day experience. The one thing that struck me about Cardiff City Stadium as opposed to our former home of Ninian Park was that you could get in and out of the stadium far easier. On a wet afternoon it was also far nicer retreating to the concourse areas of the Ninian Stand as opposed to getting rained on around the back of the Bob Bank. Don't get me wrong I really miss Ninian Park and probably always will, but Cardiff City Stadium is a much better stadium on the whole. Indeed if it wasn't for the cost of season tickets I would have continued going to games. I still have the passion and love for the club and no change of shirt colour is going to take that away from me.