Opening Ceremony At New Stadium

Representatives from the Supporters’ Trust met with club officials yesterday evening to discuss the plans for the opening ceremony at the Cardiff City Stadium prior to the forthcoming friendly against Celtic on Wednesday, 22nd July (kick-off at 7-45pm).

The ceremony is set to include a parade of ex-Cardiff City players, speeches by Welsh Assembly Government First Minister Rhodri Morgan and club Chairman Peter Ridsdale, and a performance by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, who will provide renditions of Men of Harlech and You’ll Never Walk Alone (to be sung in honour of our Scottish visitors).

As was the case at Wembley Stadium on FA Cup Final day in May 2008, each fan will be given a commemorative flag to mark the occasion. Balloons will also be released before kick-off, several of which will contain complimentary season tickets.

The club’s officials stressed that they are keen to make the opening ceremony an event to remember without going over the top as regards the celebrations. On hearing the proposals, the Trust’s representatives were in agreement and were pleased with the thinking behind them.

Tickets for the match go on general sale on Monday, 13th July.

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