TV camera shoots across Swansea.com Stadium pitch

Information for visiting media

Club

CROESO I STADIWM SWANSEA.COM | WELCOME TO THE SWANSEA.COM STADIUM

We hope you are looking forward to your visit to SA1.

All the information you need ahead of your visit can be found on this page, however, if you have any questions ahead of your trip please contact the Swansea City media department by emailing media@swanseacity.com

SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR THIS MATCH: There is no planned pre-match, or half-time activity for this match.

PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL

All media requests must be submitted via the i-PBS System a minimum of 72 hours ahead of kick-off.

Please ensure your request includes any matchday requirements such as the use of an ISDN line, whether your camera position is pitch side or in the gantry, if you require tunnel access, and whether you will require matchday parking. 

If you have already submitted your media requests and haven’t included this information, please email Hayley Ford (hayleyford@swanseacity.com)

GETTING HERE AND PARKING

Directions to the stadium

Leave the M4 at Junction 45 and take the A4067 towards the City Centre (signposted A4067 South).

Stay on the A4067 for around two and a half miles and you will reach the stadium on your left.

For sat navs, please use SA1 2FA

Parking

Unless otherwise communicated, parking for all media will be situated in the Landore Park and Walk which is a three minute walk from the stadium. For sat navs, please use SA1 2JT

The Park and Walk site opens four hours prior to kick-off and closes up to two hours after the final whistle. Visitors are advised that some of the car park’s surface is gravel.

If you require accessible parking, please contact Hayley Ford (hayleyford@swanseacity.com) as soon as possible.

The map below shows walking directions from the Landore Park and Walk car park to the media entrance.

 

Travelling by train 

The Swansea.com Stadium is located 1.5 miles from Swansea train station. There is a bus stop opposite the train station with regular local buses running approximately every 10 minutes. Routes 4 and 4A will take you to the stadium, this journey will take around 15 minutes depending on traffic.

There is a taxi rank outside the station - a taxi from here will cost around £7.

If you would prefer to walk, this will take between 25 and 30 minutes. The stadium's postcode is SA1 2FA

If you would like more information about Swansea station, please click here.

 

Taxis in Swansea

If you need to book a taxi, you can try one of the following companies: 

Yellow Cabs – 01792 644446/ 01792 700400

Oyster Cabs - 01792 367777

Data Cabs - 01792 474747

Entering the stadium

The media entrance is located in the Swansea University West Stand (next to the main reception) and is well signposted.

Here you can collect your accreditation and enter the stadium.

Map of the Swansea City stadium showing directions from park and walk

 

STAYING IN SWANSEA

We know that many visiting media will have had to travel many hours to reach our stadium, and some may choose to stay overnight in the city. 

Swansea is a vibrant, modern city located on the beautiful Welsh coast and close to the iconic Mumbles and the world’s ninth-best beach in Rhossili Bay.

Those staying overnight can find plenty of hotels in the city, while Wind Street is a must for food and drink.

 

HERE'S A SHORT LIST OF HOTELS IN SWANSEA:

The Village Hotel - Located near the Waterfront, this hotel comes with parking and is 2.3 miles from the Swansea.com Stadium.

Click here to find out more about the Village Hotel.

Morgans Swansea - A boutique hotel located in the centre of Swansea, just minutes from the maritime quarter and a short drive from the Mumbles. It is approximately two miles from the Swansea.com Stadium.

Click here to find out more about Morgans Hotel Swansea.

Premier Inn - There are three Premier Inn hotels in Swansea. There is one located in the city centre and another in the waterfront development, while the third (Swansea North) is a little further out.

Click here to find out more about the Premier Inn options.

Grand Central Hotel - Located opposite Swansea Railway Station, which is useful for anyone making the journey by train. It does not have a car park, but hotel goers can use the railway car park, which is priced at £6 for 24 hours.

Click here to find out more about The Grand Hotel.

Marriott Hotel – With views of the marina and located a short walk from the lively city centre, the Marriott Hotel is located 2.3 miles (a 10-minute drive) from the Swansea.com Stadium.

Click here to find out more about the Marriott Hotel. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

On arrival, written and broadcast press are welcome to use the press room while, photographers have a designated working room.

Food and Refreshments

Hot and cold drinks and hot and cold food are served in the press room. Photographers are invited to get their meals here too.

Vegetarian options are available, please let a member of staff know on arrival if you require this option.

If you have any other dietary requirements please contact us in advance by emailing hayleyford@swanseacity.com

 

Toilet facilities

Toilet facilities for all media are located on the lower concourse. If you require the use of accessible toilets, please ask a member of staff or a steward.

 

Team sheets

Team sheets will be provided to media approximately an hour before kick-off. They will be delivered to the upper and lower press box, press room, and photographer working room at this time.

 

Matchday programmes

We produce digital matchday programmes. Saturday's programme can be viewed by clicking here or by scanning the QR code on your team sheet.

 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available in the upper and lower press boxes, press room, photographer working room and pitchside.

The login details will be printed on your matchday media pass and will be clearly displayed in press-only spaces (press room and photographer working room).

INFORMATION FOR BROADCASTERS

Camera operators will be allocated positions either on the gantry or pitch side depending on what has been requested via the i-PBS System.

Radio and TV broadcasters will be allocated a seat near the back of the West Stand next to an ISDN point. Your seat number will be printed on your match ticket and on the press box seating plan, which will be displayed in the press room.

For in-vision presenting, a space on the gantry will be allocated.

All pitch side camera operators should follow the same rules as photographers, which can be viewed further down this page.

 

Pre-match interviews

Pre-match interviews must be requested in advance of matchday and the location agreed with the club. In most cases, pre-match interviews will be conducted in the same place as post-match interviews.

 

Post-match interviews

TV rights interviews will take place in a designated room in the tunnel.

Radio interviews will take place in the designated room off the press conference room [door located to the left of the manager's podium]. If you require access to this room post-match, please make your way to the press conference room and make yourself known to a member of the Swansea City media team. 

All non-rights holders should attend the post-match press conference which will be held in the main press conference room.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Please find our pronunciation guide below - if you have any questions please speak to a member of the media team on matchday.
 

NUMBER

NAME

PRONUNCIATION

1

STEVEN BENDA

Steven Benda (GK)

2

RYAN MANNING

Ryan Manning

4

JAY FULTON

Jay Fulton

5

BEN CABANGO

Ben Cabango

6

HARRY DARLING

Harry Darling

7

JOE ALLEN

Joe Allen

8

MATT GRIMES

Matt Grimes

9

MICHAEL OBAFEMI

Michael O-BA-FEM-EE

10

OLIVIER NTCHAM

Olivier EN-CHAM

12

JAMIE PATERSON

Jamie Paterson

14

KYLE JOSEPH

Kyle Joseph

15

NATHANAEL OGBETA

Nathanael OG-BETTER

16

BRANDON COOPER

Brandon Cooper

17

JOËL PIROE

JOEL PI-ROW
(Pi from pick – Row from hedgerow)

19

TIVONGE RUSHESHA

TIV-ON-GA RUSH-AYSH-A

20

LIAM CULLEN

Liam Cullen

22

JOEL LATIBEAUDIERE

Joel LAT-I-BOW-DE-AIR
(I from in and bow from tie a bow)

23

NATHAN WOOD

Nathan Wood

26

KYLE NAUGHTON

Kyle NORT-ON

28

LIAM WALSH

Liam Walsh

29

MATTY SORINOLA

Matty SO-RIN-O-LA
(So from sock)

31

OLLIE COOPER

Ollie Cooper

33

ANDY FISHER (GK)

Andy Fisher (GK)

35

LINCOLN MCFAYDEN

Lincoln Mcfayden

37

DANIEL WILLIAMS

Dan Williams

41

JORDON GARRICK

Jordon Garrick

45

CAMERON CONGREVE

Cameron Congreve

47

AZEEM ABDULAI

Azeem AB-DOO-LIE

INFORMATION FOR WRITTEN PRESS

Written press will be situated on Row J in the West Stand which is located on the mezannine level and is accessible via a lift if required.

Your seat number will be printed on your match ticket.

Post-match press conferences for both managers/head coaches will take place in the press room.

INFORMATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

All media use the same entrance when entering the Swansea.com Stadium. (See Getting Here and Parking)

There is a designated photographers working room at the Swansea.com Stadium which is situated just off the concourse. Photographers are welcome to enter the media room to enjoy hot and cold food before the match.

Photographers should position themselves within the areas indicated on the map below.

Map showing where photographers can sit pitch side

Generally, Swansea will shoot towards the North Stand in the first half and the South Stand in the second half.

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