Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 19, 2010

Big screen in the Bay for Bluebirds’ big day

Financial woes have been forgotten with the Bluebird’s Premiership chance this weekend.

Cardiff City face Blackpool at Wembley this Saturday for the Championship play-off final, where a win will give them the golden ticket into the Premier League and boost the struggling club’s profits with top teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool coming to the Leckwith Stadium for matches.

Football fans will be able to catch the historic live action for free on a giant screen in Cardiff Bay at Roald Dahl Plass.

Executive member for Sport Leisure & Culture, Councillor Nigel Howells, said: “This is a huge occasion for the city and if fans weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets for Wembley, then surely this is the next best thing.

“I’m sure the atmosphere will be electric with everyone getting behind Cardiff City to win and get into the Premier League.” He added.

Blackpool boss, Ian Holloway, has said in an interview with the South Wales Echo: “‘Are we scared of anyone? I don’t think so,” but this can only spur Cardiff on for a triumphant game.

Seven thousand fans will be able to watch Dave Jones’ Blubirds in action with free admission to the event on a first come first served basis from 1pm until half an hour after the match finishes.

The screen will be showing live coverage of all the big match build-up from 2pm counting down to kick off at 3pm.

This has been billed as one of the biggest games in the club’s history and as thousands of fans crashed the phone lines in a bid to secure a priceless seat at the final, the screen could be a welcomed alternative to cheer on the team with fellow supporters in the city for all those who couldn’t get their hands on one.

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