Home of Swansea City AFC

Opened 2005

Capacity 21,088

Rating: 4.4

(3802) Google Reviews

Very enjoyable visit. Amazing leg room as well.
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a month ago
Impressive stadium and very well organised! We host many guests in the area whilst visiting the stadium, they always have a lovely visit to Swansea. Well done Swansea Stadium 👏 Nicky Bright Holidays
Watery beer and wine tasted like the stuff you get on an egyptian package holiday. Cold stadium as open in corners so you get the wind,only bit i enjoyed was the result, tickets more expensive than other championship grounds
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2 months ago
Lovely stadium with good facilities.
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a week ago
My home and place of worship.
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a week ago

History (from Wikipedia)

With the Vetch FieldSt Helen's and The Gnoll no longer being up-to-date venues to play at, and both the Swans and the Ospreys not having the necessary capital to invest into a new stadium, 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 the City and County of 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.[4]

On 10 July 2005, Liberty Stadium was opened and became the home to 
Swansea City (replacing the Vetch Field) and the Ospreys (replacing St Helen's and The Gnoll). On 23 July 2005, Liberty Stadium was officially opened as Swansea City faced Fulham, (then managed by former Swansea player Chris Coleman) in a friendly match.[5] The match ended in a 1–1 draw with the first goal being scored by Fulham's Steed Malbranque. Swansea's Marc Goodfellow scored during the game to level the match.[6]

Before a league match between 
Swansea City and Oldham Athletic in October 2005, a statue of Ivor Allchurch was unveiled to commemorate the Swansea-born star who during two spells for the club scored a record 164 goals in 445 appearances.[7]

The first capacity crowd recorded at Liberty Stadium was on the 1 November 2006 when The Ospreys beat Australia A 24–16.
[8] The stadium has hosted multiple Wales football internationals, listed below.

Seating at Liberty Stadium is often sold out during Swansea City football matches. Swansea City have expressed a desire to have the capacity of the stadium increased and have held talks with Swansea Council during the 2011–2012 season for the future expansion of the Liberty Stadium which would be completed in a number of phases beginning with expansion or redevelopment of the east stand.
[9] Plans for a new McDonald's fast food restaurant to be opened near the stadium threw expansion plans into doubt.[10] However, the planning application was withdrawn.[11]

In December 2013, it was reported by 
BBC News that the European Commission had requested details of the funding of the stadium, as part of a wider inquiry into state aid for sports clubs.[12]

At the start of the 2014–15 Premier League season, a number of changes were made to the stadium. These included two new 'Jumbotron' screens inside the north and south stands, measuring approximately 200 inches. Due to sponsorship by LG all televisions in food outlets and concourse were replaced by 50" LG TV screens and the south stand renamed The LG Stand. New advertising boards with a crowd facing side were also added.

Expansions planned would expand the stadium to 33,000, with another expansion upgrading the stadium to above the 40,000 mark. This would make Wales national football matches a possibility.

Naming[edit]

During its construction, a variety of names were suggested for it: most commonly used was "White Rock" stadium (after the copper works of the same name which existed on the site historically). However "White Rock" was only used as a temporary name during its construction and when work was finished, the name was dropped and the stadium owners began looking for sponsors for the stadium.[13] While sponsors were being searched for, it was called "New Stadium Swansea". On 18 October 2005, Swansea-based developers Liberty Properties Plc won the naming rights to call it "Liberty Stadium".[14] In UEFA matches, it is called Swansea Stadium due to UEFA regulations on sponsorship.[15]

Things to do in Swansea.

Joe's Ice Cream Parlour.

13 Reviews
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Consistently the best ice cream to get! I'm living in Wales from the states and it's always a treat. Read More

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5 stars just like my review of the Cardiff parlour. Thus place is THE best memory of my childhood. Every time I come to Swansea I make a point of coming... Read More

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If you are looking for the definitive thing to do when visiting Swansea this is it! Joe's Ice Cream Parlour serves nothing but delicious ice-cream and... Read More

Brunswick Inn.

8 Reviews
Photo of Chris F.

A lovely looking pub, it could hardly have been more traditional in its appearance. Sunday afternoon was in full swing with roast dinners being served... Read More

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Truly great beer selection - they have all the standard beers, lagers, ciders etc, but behind the bar are three shiny copper-plated barrels each with a... Read More

Photo of Siobhan H.

This is a great traditional old fashioned pub with real ale for aficionados of good beer(like my OH). Behind the bar there are actual barrels with taps... Read More