Swansea 2014 is the fourth edition of the IPC Athletics European Championships and will see around 560 athletes from 39 countries across Europe compete at the Swansea University International Sports Village. Full information on the event can be found at www.swansea2014.com
Visit Swansea has created a welcome page for visitors who are coming to Swansea to watch the IPC Athletics European Championships. Find some useful info to make the most of your time in Swansea.
The stadium will have two grandstands. The home straight has some cover whilst the back straight is open air. You must have your tickets to hand when entering the stadium. All seating is unreserved therefore allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Entry to the spectator village will not require a ticket.
The Championship venue has good general accessibility and all temporary infrastructure has been designed to maintain this. Please note the main grandstands are not accessible for wheelchairs and allocated wheelchair spaces have been provided which will require a wheelchair accessible area ticket, available from all points of sale.
For more information on visiting Swansea or accommodation, please visit:
Swansea University Sports Village
Catering & Merchandise
The Swansea 2014 spectator village will be comprised of catering, merchandise, information and activity stalls providing you with a chance to grab a bite to eat or drink and pick up a souvenir of this fantastic event. Tickets will not be required for this area of the event.
Please see www.swansea2014.com/schedule for the latest event schedule. Please note schedule in subject to change at any time.
Event Terms and Conditions
A full list of event terms and conditions is available at http://www.paralympic.org/swansea-2014/tickets. Please ensure you familiarise your selves with this document.
First Aid & Wellbeing
There will be full first aid cover at the venue should you require any care or treatment.
It is recommended that you dress appropriately for the weather conditions and be prepared for any changes, i.e. bring a hat/sunscreen and a rain coat.
Please be aware that there is no spectator parking at the event venue. Spectator parking is located on Oystermouth Road at the St. Helen recreation ground (as described below). This is a short walk from the event venue. Parking fees will apply.
Very limited accessible parking will be available on site for a limited number of vehicles; users must have their blue badge and wheel chair accessible event ticket on hand for eligibility.
As there is no on site spectator parking provided we advise all locally based spectators to use public transport wherever possible. Information on local bus routes, times and cost can be found here:
The nearest bus stops to the venue are – University campus, Singleton Hospital and Sketty Lane. Service 2A leaves from Bay W and the 3A from Bay X in Swansea City Bus Station approximately every 15 minutes. These buses will bring you onto the University campus and the event venue is a short walk or push to the west. A single ticket costs approximately £2.05. Buses return from campus to the Swansea City Bus Station at regular intervals.
The FTRMetro "bendy-bus" service (bus number 4) also provides a direct link from the railway station and Swansea City Bus Station to the campus.
Alternatively, a taxi from the railway station to campus will cost around £8.00.
Championship Park and Ride Service
The championship park and ride service can be accessed via M4 Junction 45 Landore. Exit the M4 at Junction 45 and follow the "Swansea" signs for approximately three miles. Landore is only a 10-minute drive from the M4.
Park and Ride provides easy and stress-free travel into Swansea city centre.
It operates Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 07:00 and 21:00 and provides frequent bus links to and from the city centre using fully accessible vehicles.
It costs just GBP 2.50 to park a car all day and return bus travel for up to five passengers.
The service does not operate directly to the event site and customers will need to change to a regular FTR (bendy bus) at the Westway Bus Stop located behind the Grand Theatre.
At the Westway Bus Stop - Park and Ride customers will be able to purchase a ticket giving unlimited travel for a day on First Cymru services in the Swansea area for GBP 1.50.
You will need to show your park and ride ticket to the driver of any First Cymru bus when you get to the city centre to purchase a GBP 1.50 add-on ticket which will cover bus travel for all members of your party for a day.
Transport Directions - by road
Leave the M4 at Junction 42 (signposted Swansea A483) where the slip road will bring you onto Fabian Way.
At the first roundabout (1.1 miles) take the second exit continuing west (the first exit is a no through road). Continue straight across the junction with traffic lights (Visteon Factory on right). Continue straight across the next junction with traffic lights (Swansea Docks to the left).
Go straight across the junction with traffic lights onto the bridge over the River Tawe (A4067) at the southern margin of the city centre (4.6 miles).
RAC Road Signage from this point. Pass Sainsbury's (4.8 miles, on the left) and Swansea Museum (5 miles, again on the left). Continuing straight ahead, pass the large Tesco store on your right (5.4 miles), and the City and County of Swansea offices on your left (5.5 miles).
Continue along the coast road towards Mumbles, passing a stretch of bed and breakfast hotels and the Bay View public house on your right. After the next set of traffic lights make sure you are in the outside lane of the dual carriageway as you pass St Helen's Rugby Ground (6.3 miles).
At the next set of traffic lights turn right into Brynmill Lane continue to the mini roundabout and turn a full 360° at the mini roundabout to return to Oystermouth Road where you now turn left.
Immediately on your left is the entrance to the car park (by the bus stop), this car park is a pay and display.