Swansea City: Club Profile
But for a last-gasp escape on the final day of the 2002-3 season, we could’ve been Conference chums with The Swans. By that point, however, we’d already met for the first time in the LDV Trophy; springing a surprise. That next season, we were paired against each other again; this time in the FA Cup, and this time Boro’ beaten.
It wasn’t until the Checkatrade Trophy 15 years later that we’d meet again, although it was only their U23s. Or should that be Cygnets?
Away Supporters' Stand:
Travel Information – Distance: 209 miles
It's a comfortable three and a half hours to Swansea on a good day, and you're likely to find that motorways the best way to do it. You can, of course, opt for the cross-country route via Oxford, Cheltenham et al, but we'll leave that to you.
Around the M25 and onto the westbound M4 is pretty much all you need to know to get on with, and you won't be doing much else until you come to the outskirts of the city. Junction 45 is probably the easiest way into Swansea, with the A4067 for Swansea North.
Take the first exit at the roundabout and follow the road down until it brings you to the stadium. You might opt to come off earlier at Junction 42 and down along the A483, before turning up the A4217 by the River Tawe bridge, but traffic might be against you here.
It's believed that away fans are generally advised to make use of a Park and Ride facility that can be accessed at Junction 46 on the site of Felindre's old steelworks. If you fancy your chances, however, you could try find some street parking but there are residents' only schemes in operation and the car parks at the ground are for permit holders or shoppers only.
Services to: LONDON PADDINGTON
BoroGuide's experience of Swansea (and we have vast experience of our old university town) is that walking from the station to the Liberty Stadium is neither simple nor straightforward. However, Google says it's only a half hour walk, so maybe you want to chance it?
Turn right out of the station and head up the High Street, turning right for Prince of Wales Road. Go right again for Bethesda Street and continue in parallel to the railway until you come around to Neath Road. Then, turn right here and continue up until you've passed under both branches of the railway; one going left, one right. This will bring you out onto the roundabout where the stadium is.
But, seriously, have a drink on Wind Street and grab a cab.