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World Heavyweight Championship. Joshua v Pulev

World Heavyweight Championship. Joshua v Takam. Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Saturday 28th October 2017

Image: Principality Stadium website

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

For more information, please visit the Principality Stadium website here.

Click on the links below to jump to the information you need:

Road Closures

Cardiff Bus

Stagecoach Bus

Arriva Trains Wales

Network Rail

Great Western Railway

Park & Ride

Event Day Parking

Travel Info

Expected sell out crowd: 75,000.

Gates are set to open at 5pm, with the undercard at 7pm (approx) and the main fight at 10.30pm (approx).

Authorities are advising all ticket holders to plan ahead for the event, plan their travel in advance and arrive in Wales and Cardiff in ample time.

Those travelling by car are strongly advised to book a space in the park & ride facility through the following link -https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

The park & ride facility will be located at the Pentwyn (Cardiff East) site. The bookings will be closely monitored by the authorities as capacity is able to be increased up to 4000 spaces at different locations.

With enhanced security checks taking place at Principality Stadium, all ticketholders should expect to be searched on entry to the venue.

Boxing fans are therefore urged to plan to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time, leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed at principalitystadium.wales before buying tickets.

There is a fan guide available for download at http://www.principalitystadium.wales/events/v/joshua-v-pulev-2017-10-28  

Road Closures

There will be a full city centre road closure in Cardiff from 4pm - 1am.

Cardiff Council will re-open the roads as quickly as possible after the boxing has finished.

From early in the day, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare Gate 5 and protect queuing fans.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure:

  • Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
  • Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.

Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for event parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks.

Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.

Please note: 
If there are any safety concerns in connection with crowds queuing to go into the venue prior to gates opening, there may be a need to close Wood Street and Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.

If there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied. 


Cardiff Bus

There will be a city centre road closure from 15:00 until last bus on Saturday 28th October. During the closures, cross-city buses will split in the city centre. Please see Cardiff Bus here for more details, or see below:

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1 and 2 ▲

Canal Street

6 (baycar) 

Customhouse Street

8, 9 and 9A to Cardiff Bay or Sports Village

Canal Street

8, 9 and 9A to Heath Hospital

Churchill Way

13 to Cardiff Bay and Sports Village

Canal Street

13 to Drope

Tudor Street


Tudor Street

17 and 18

Tudor Street

21, 23 and 24

Greyfriars Road


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

28, 28A and 28B

Greyfriars Road


Greyfriars Road


Greyfriars Road

44, 45, 45B

Churchill Way

49 and 50

Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Greyfriars Road

54 to Cyncoed

Greyfriars Road

54 to Channel View 

Canal Street


Churchill Way 

57 and 58

Churchill Way

61 to Pentrebane 

Tudor Street

61 to Pengam Green

Churchill Way 

63 and 63A

Tudor Street

64 and 65

Tudor Street


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

92, 92B, 93, 94 and 94B

Customhouse Street or Tudor Street after 19:00.

95 to Barry

Tudor Street

95 to Heath Hospital

Greyfriars Road

95A, 95B and 95C

Tudor Street

96 and 96A

Tudor Street

X45 towards St Mellons

Churchill Way

X45 towards Cardiff Bay Retail Park Canal Street


Dumfries Place HT (all day)


Tudor Street

▲ On event day services 1 and 2 do not serve the rear of Central Railway Station (Stop JM & JN) from the time roads are closed.

● On event day baycar runs between City Centre (Customhouse Street – JG) and Cardiff Bay only and does not serve the city centre loop or rear of Central Railway Station (stop JM) from the time roads are closed.

Stagecoach Bus

Most Stagecoach buses will start and finish at Greyfriars Road after 15:00 on Saturday 28th October.

Buses 122 / 124 after 15:00 will run via Gabalfa and not serve Castle St or Cathedral Rd for the rest of the day.

Bus 132 after 15:00 diverts via Dumfries Place to / from Lloyd George Avenue and Cardiff Bay and will return via Greyfriars Road.


Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales will be running an enhanced local service, consisting of additional carriages on existing services to ensure that maximum capacity is available for people traveling into and out of Cardiff that day.

However, local rail services will be limited for travel following the event and, as a result, customers are advised to check www.arrivatrains.wales before they travel.

Network Rail

Network Rail has advised of planned railway upgrade work between London and Cardiff. There will be fewer trains travelling to Cardiff on Saturday, October 28, and there will be no trains back to London or Bristol after the fight is scheduled to finish.

On Sunday, October 29, services will resume, with rail replacement buses running between Cardiff Central and Newport.

 The improvement work will result in train diversions and rail replacement services on some routes.


Great Western Railway

To Cardiff on Saturday, October 28

From London Paddington

One train an hour to Cardiff Central which will be running non-stop from Swindon to Newport via a diverted route. These trains will not call at Bristol Parkway.

There will be no trains to London after the scheduled fight finish time.

From Bristol, Taunton and Portsmouth

Trains from Taunton and Portsmouth Harbour will terminate at Bristol Parkway. A rail replacement service will run from Bristol Parkway to Newport, for connecting trains to Cardiff Central.

There will be no trains towards Bristol after the scheduled fight finish time.

From Cardiff on Sunday, October 29

To London Paddington after 1pm

One train an hour from Cardiff Central which will be running non-stop from Newport to Swindon via a diverted route. These trains will not call at Bristol Parkway.

To Bristol, Taunton and Portsmouth

Rail replacement services will be running from Newport to Bristol Parkway, for connecting trains to Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton and Portsmouth Harbour.


Park & Ride

Cars - Park and Ride site is accessed from J29 of the M4

Cardiff East (Pentwyn) Park and Ride (600 spaces available for pre-book only)

Getting there: Access from Junction 29 of the M4, then follow signage to the site.

Drop-off point: Churchill Way

Distance from city centre: 4.5 miles (18 to 20 mins)

Cost: £10.

To pre book your park and ride, click onhttps://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

All Park and Ride customers are advised to follow the signage to the site at the time of their arrival.

The car park will have a staff presence from 9am and will open at 9am, with the first bus at 9.30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 12.30am, with the car park closing at 1am.

NOTES: Park and Ride sites will be further added to the Parkjockey site as demand requires. We will offer County Hall (500 spaces), and will then further look to add additional sites fed from J29 / A48/ Rover Way / Eastern Bay Link Road leading to the ability to increase available parking capacity to 4000 spaces.

Cardiff City FC are at home to Millwall FC on that day and all football traffic will be advised to use J33 off the M4 to Leckwith.

Event Day Parking

Sophia Gardens (cars)

(Approximately, 0.5 mile walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2).

Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking

Getting there: Exit junction 32 of M4

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only)

Parking time: Car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 11.30pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner's risk. Cardiff Council will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to motor vehicles or personal possessions. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Civic centre (cars, mini buses and coaches)

(Approximately 0.5 miles walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2)

Civic centre Event Day Parking (cars)

Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.

Cost: £12 pre-book online or £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

To pre-book your parking, click on to:https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium (this is available to cars only).

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (coaches and mini buses)

Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.

Cost: £20 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.


St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 3pm and will re-open from 12.30am.


Want to travel to this event?

Please see below some helpful links to get you started in planning your journey to the event. Using public transport services in the area can be a great way to make your way there and save the worry of bringing your car.

Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.

Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.

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If you’re thinking of taking your car to an event, you can share your journey with others by logging onto Share Cymru. Here, you will have the option to offer a lift or request one, and find a match for your journey.

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