- Aug 30, 2011
Cardiff Central is an absolute nightmare after Welsh Rugby, I agree with the OP, it is what it is. Millennium is right in the middle of where people need to go, no one hangs around in Wembley. While the bars in the stadium didn't stay open most of the pubs round the corner did, and we stayed and had a few pints.I think that's the wrong question. What we should be asking is "With 81.000 people at the stadium how can we make life easier for them and ease their travel?" Judging by our experiences, there appears to have no attempt to help facilitate a smooth departure.
One obvious fix (and one that the Albion use) is to keep the bars open after the game so several thousand stay behind and stagger leaving times. The Albion (and other stadiums) also organise a queuing system at stations so it's not a mad free-for-all. The stadium could also install a proper wi-fi system so that it's possible to use maps to help plot an exit (or position maps around the area) so that we don't get punters doubling back on themselves having gone down the wrong route.
It's never going to be a slick operation moving so many people from one place but it could be so much better. As I said earlier, the Millennium Stadium can do it, there's no reason why Wembley couldn't