The Liberty Stadium is an all-seater affair, with a capacity of 20,532.
Following 90+ years at the Vetch Field, Swansea City moved into this new, purpose-built, £27 million stadium in July 2005.
For sponsorship reasons, it is named after Swansea-based developers, Liberty Property. Four, two-tiered stands completely enclose the pitch. The West Stand is slightly higher than the other 3, incorporating executive boxes on its upper tier.
Outside the ground, the South-West corner is graced by a statue of Ivor Allchurch, a Swansea legend who scored 164 goals in 445 appearances for the Swans. Away fans are housed in the North Stand at one end of the stadium.
How to get to the Liberty Stadium
Visiting fans driving from both North and South should follow the M4 as far a junction 45, exiting onto the A4067 towards Swansea city centre, signed “A4067 (South).” After about 2¾ miles, the stadium is visible on the left.
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Swansea High Street Station is about 2 miles from the ground and is on the mainline from London Paddington. Walking to the Liberty Stadium takes a good ½ hour, but buses run approximately every 10 minutes and taxis are also available. Click here to check the current train timetables
The nearest airport is Cardiff, at a distance of some 30 miles. Regular rail connections to Swansea are available, though passengers will be required to change at Bridgend. Total journey time is about 1¾ hours. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Swansea that can take you to and from the Liberty stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
The limited car parking at the Liberty Stadium is reserved for permit holders and “residents only” parking schemes operate around the ground. Many visitors have advised using the “Park and Ride” facility at Swansea Vale. This is well signed from the A4067, soon after leaving the M4. Separate buses are allocated for away supporters. These depart from outside the North Stand for the return trip. Any temptation to park in the nearby retail park should be avoided, as many visitors report picking up parking tickets.
Away Friendly Pubs near the Liberty Stadium
As soon as Swansea City gained promotion to the Championship, the Police instructed all pubs near the ground not to admit away fans. However, there are several away-friendly pubs in the city centre. Wind Street is popular, with Yates, the Bank Statement and the No Sign Bar all recommended, along with a large Wetherspoons on Kingsway. Swansea open their turnstiles a good hour before kick-off, giving away fans the option of drinking inside the ground.
Hotels near the Liberty Stadium
The Swansea Marriott Hotel (pictured left), SA1 3SS is a modern property overlooking the marina in Swansea’s recently developed Maritime Quarter, about 2 miles from the Liberty Stadium. Its rooms feature light, modern decor and some have views of the marina. Room amenities include air conditioning, satellite television, Internet access and a mini bar, while hotel facilities include a swimming pool and gym. The hotel has received consistently good guest reviews for comfort, cleanliness and service.
The Ramada Swansea (right), Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park, SA7 9EG is a modern hotel set in landscaped grounds adjacent to the Fendrod Lake, 1½ miles from the Liberty Stadium. The rooms are decorated in light colours with functional furnishings. Modern amenities include satellite televisions with pay movies, telephones and tea / coffee and making facilities.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to the Liberty Stadium?
Most visiting fans have been impressed by the Liberty Stadium, commenting on its modern looks and excellent facilities. Many away fans have been pleasantly surprised by the behaviour of the Swansea fans, despite their reputation.
Most visitors found them very vocal, but not intimidating, leading to a great atmosphere within the ground. There have been very few complaints from visiting fans, who noted the Swansea stewards as some of the best they have encountered, making their visit a thoroughly enjoyable experience