The SSE SWALEC has a very long history. Before it started to be a home to Glamorgan Cricket Club in 1968, its famous Sophia Pavilion was hosting wrestling and boxing competitions in the Commonwealth Games of 1958, Festival of Britain in 1951, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1891. In addition to that, its stage welcomed even Pink Floyd in 1970. It is a very resourceful venue - its Sophia Hall has 800 people seating capacity and boasts six additional lounges with 100 people seating capacity each. The facility is perfect for corporate events, conferences, concerts, private events and tournaments.
Since the stadium is located right in the central Cardiff, the SSE SWALEC is easily accessible by any kind of transport.
By train: if you choose a train to get to the venue, the nearest train station (Cardiff Central Station) is located within 22 minutes walking distance from the venue.
By bus: get off at at Inveralmond House (available by 23, 23D, 34, 34A, 34d, and 27 lines) - you will see the venue across the road.
By car: the best way to get to the venue is to take the A4161 road.
International: if you are attending an event as soon as you landed in Cardiff Airport, the best way to get to the venue would be to take the T9 express bus route to Vale Gate. Walk to the Culverhouse Cross bus stop and take the X1 bus route to Wyndham Cres. The venue will be 12 minutes walk away from the bus station.
SSE SWALEC has its own on-site parking, which is secure, free and very close to the entrance.
Access for people with special needs
The administration of SSE SWALEC is aiming to provide the best experience to all their guests. Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to contact the management team of the venue so that necessary accommodation arrangements could be made prior to their arrival. Assistants and companions are welcome at a reduced price.
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