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  • Writer's pictureMorgan Roberts Stadium - Swansea City Football Stadium

Updated: Apr 5, 2022 Football Stadium Football Stadium

The Stadium originally opened in 2005 as the Liberty Stadium with a capacity of 20,750 but has now increased to 21,088 and are all seated.

The stadium is home to EFL Championship club Swansea City and the Ospreys rugby team. Following Swansea City's promotion to the Premier League in 2011 the Liberty Stadium became the first Premier League ground in Wales.

As the largest purpose-built venue in Swansea it follows the Millennium Stadium and the Cardiff City Stadium to be the third largest stadium in Wales.

Prior to the opening of the stadium Swansea City had resided at the Vetch Field since 1912 with a tiny 12,000 capacity at the time of its closure. The Vetch Field hosted various alternative events during its lifetime such as The Who in 1976 and Stevie Wonder in 1984.

Sadly the stadium had deteriorated beyond justifiable investment and at a cost that the club couldn't afford, as had the Ospreys' St Helen's and The Gnoll. Swansea council and a developer-led consortia submitted a proposal for a sustainable 'bowl' venue for 20,520 seats on a site to the west of the River Tawe on the site of the Morfa Stadium, an athletics stadium owned by Swansea council. It was funded by a 355,000 ft retail park on land to the east of the river. The final value of the development was in excess of £50m.

What's On

There are a number of events scheduled for the venue in the coming months and details can be found below:

12 min (3.0 miles)

via A4118

Best route now due to traffic conditions Stadium

Plasmarl, Swansea SA1 2FA

Continue to A4067

2 min (0.2 mi)

Follow B4603 and A4118 to Westbury St in Swansea

9 min (2.3 mi)

Follow Westbury St and King Edward's Rd to Bryn Rd in Brynmill

2 min (0.5 mi)

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