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Swansea fans facing bizarre 200-mile round trip ahead of south Wales derby

  • Travel restrictions in place for game at Cardiff City Stadium
  • Swansea fans living in Cardiff have to first go to Swansea

A number of Swansea City supporters are facing the prospect of having to make a bizarre and, for them, frustrating 200-mile round trip from Cardiff to Swansea in order to attend Sunday’s south Wales derby.

As is tradition, police have deemed the Championship encounter a high-risk fixture and, as such, enfored travel restrictions on away supporters. When Swansea and Cardiff were both in the Premier League, during the 2013-14 season, that meant all away fans having to use designated coaches that departed from the stadium of the club they support in order to get to the one belonging to their rivals. Those restrictions have been relaxed this season but only to the extent that about 100 away fans can travel to the game independently, and for Sunday’s meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium demand for a so-called direct travel ticket has significantly outstripped supply.

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