- Address: Normandy Road, Swansea
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 21,000
- Opened: 10 July 2005
- Main use: Football, rugby union
- Tenants: Ospreys (rugby union), Swansea City (football)
Extra stadium info – Swansea.com Stadium
The construction costs of the stadium, which opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Wales, were £27 million. The stadium was named Liberty Stadium before it became the Swansea.com Stadium in 2021. Several world famous artists performed at the venue. On 17 August 2005, the national football team of Wales played their first match at the stadium. The game between Wales and Slovenia ended in a goalless draw. 11,000 fans showed up for the football match.
The Ospreys and Swansea City
The Ospreys and Swansea City both moved to the Swansea.com Stadium in 2005. The Ospreys rugby union club was founded in 2003. They are among the major Welsh rugby union clubs. The first sports match at the Swansea.com Stadium was a football match between Swansea City and Fulham. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Steed Claude Malbranque, who played numerous matches for Fulham Football Club, scored the first goal of the match. Marc David Goodfellow scored the second goal of the game.
The history of Swansea City
Swansea City Association Football Club, the first sports club from Wales with 1 million followers on its main social media page, was founded in 1912 under a different name. They drew an average home attendance of 14,000 in their first-ever league season at the Swansea.com Stadium. In 2011, Swansea City AFC became the first Welsh club in the Premier League. The prestigious Premier League became the most popular domestic sports league in the world. Swansea City, also known as The Swans, finished 11th place in their first-ever Premier League season after gathering 47 points in 38 matches. They drew an average home attendance of 19,000 during that league season.