14:19 7th February 2014
. . . vital details for Saturday's Liberty clash
The Welsh derby is upon us, and we want you – our loyal Swans fans – to ‘Show Your Colours’ and make the Liberty a sea of black and white for Saturday’s clash against Cardiff City (5.30pm).
Throughout our official social media club channels, we have been asking you to #WearYourColours with pride as Garry Monk takes charge of the Swans for the first time since being appointed head coach.
Monk has spoken about the pride and passion he wants his players to bring to the occasion, and the Jack Army can certainly play their part too as the Swans look to start the new regime on a winning note.
For derby day, face painters will be outside the ground from 3pm up until kick-off, while the popular Samba Tawe band will build the party atmosphere by providing musical entertainment inside and outside the Liberty.
With a sold-out Liberty for this much-anticipated game, supporters will be aware that security arrangements for this fixture differ to most other games played at the stadium.
The Swans and the Stadium Management Company have worked closely with South Wales Police to prepare for the event and, therefore, it has been agreed that there will be no re-issues of match tickets on the day of the fixture and supporters are reminded to ensure they have their season ticket card or matchday ticket with them, as entry will be denied without it.
Supporters in the Eteach Stand (East stand) of the stadium will be asked to turn right when leaving the Liberty.
We ask for your co-operation with this on matchday as it is a necessary measure to allow visiting supporters to depart.
The club appreciates that a number of supporters will wish to exit the stadium towards the North and this can either be achieved by exiting right and walking around the stadium or by waiting until the restriction is removed.
Supporters should be mindful that the restriction may be in place for some time immediately after the game.
We hope everyone attending the Liberty Stadium will have a fantastic experience, and the above measures are deemed necessary for this game.
Please note, traffic restrictions apply within the residential and retail areas around the stadium, and you should use these official parking sites:
• Park and Walk - The land adjacent to Swansea Tennis Centre - £6 a vehicle
• Park and Ride - The Recreational Ground on St Helens Road - £6 a vehicle
• Park and Ride – Felindre off Junction 46 of the M4 – North - £6 a vehicle
All options are open three hours prior to kick off (2.30pm).
When attending the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, fans should be mindful that traffic movement around the stadium increases in the build up to kick off and that there will be a road closure in place leading up to the end of the game.
Given the enhanced security for this fixture, the post-match arrangements may mean that the road closure will be in place for longer than usual and we ask that supporters take this issue into consideration in their travel planning.