Parking this weekend?

Discussion in 'Cardiff Devils & EIHL chat' started by Pondlife, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. matbur

    matbur Active Member

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    Parking is a pain in the arse and it feels like an afterthought just like everything else in the IAW (not that that's the Devils' fault). We don't know what the Devils have tried to negotiate etc to resolve the parking issues but I'd be confident that they'd looking into it thoroughly. We travel up from Swansea and have had to park on pavements (not blocking anyone in) which isn't ideal obviously and am going to try another place down the road which someone recommended on here a week or so back, the problem lies with planning though - a 3,000 arena without adequate transport links/parking for the area it's in. I'm not condoning blocking access etc but traffic wardens ticketing everyone is not the solution here.

    As far as the fan council goes, I don't wish to criticise but I don't actually see what it actually achieves. I'm still waiting to see minutes posted up of the original meeting etc and the follow up in which the IAW managers didn't engage. From the outside it seems a bit of a box ticking exercise sorry.

    The bottom line here is that the 'matchday experience' has declined a fair bit this season. People can say you're coming for the hockey which is true to an extent but when you spent around £1,500 per season supporting the club with tickets and incentives etc you expect a bit more back in terms of facilities regardless whether it's the Devils or IAW who're ultimately responsible. I mean you can't even sit in our season ticket seats without the plastic bending over unless you sit dead central and balance!! Sorry this has turned into a rant but I love the Devils and am passionate about hockey, and the current situation regarding parking just typifies what it's like attending the IAW.
     
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  2. Josh Williamson

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    The situation requires council intervention with a significant investment. With council budgets being squeezed further, that intervention and investment is unlikely to be forthcoming.


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  3. Hedd Wyn John

    Hedd Wyn John New Member

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    When you say match day experience has declined can you go into details? I'm a new Devils fan so don't have anything to compare with, except as an Ospreys rugby supporter. Yes the seats in the IAW are crap compared to Liberty stadium or Principality stadium but that's about it.
     
  4. MrsWildthing74

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    Important update re parking for tomorrow's game can be found on the link below:
    http://www.cardiffdevils.com/news/parking-update-saturday-nights-game/
    I would encourage as many fans to use this option as the parking facility is secure, well lit and with clearly marked spaces which ultimately should relieve a lot of the congestion issues when departing IAW. Plus it's a 7 minute walk!

    Katrina
     
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  5. Earnie

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    Well done Devils org for securing this space for 200 cars.
    And ,tongue in cheek, thanks to the Council for the co-operation!
    It will help a lot. Just think of the prices they are paying in Sheffield!
     
  6. Wannabe2

    Wannabe2 Well-Known Member

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    Sheffield are indeed paying a huge price, not through parking though, but being knocked down from number 1, to number 2/3 due to us guys.
    HAPPY HOCKEY DAYS
     
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    New season now - technically Storm are number 1.....at least just for the moment! ;-)

    Great work by the Club getting this additional arrangement in place for parking tomorrow.
     
  8. Wannabe2

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    Yep good job guys, as always our club considers our welfare, totally professional to the end. It's a great time to be a Devils fan.
    Best Club in the Land
    Best owners on the planet
    Best Atmosphere in the UK
    Best team in the league
    Best fans on the planet
    HAPPY HOCKEY DAYS
     
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  9. Josh Williamson

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    If the trial is successful, which I’m sure it will be, it’ll help to reduce a situation that should never have happened, l hope this will lead to further options to totally eliminate the parking situation.


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  10. matbur

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    Good news indeed, nice work!

    I think £3 is also very reasonable. Will park there tomorrow.
     
  11. jimmy snels

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    Great to see our voices are being heard! Well done
     
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    Great news and well done to the Devils organisation in responding to a difficult challenge.
     
  13. matbur

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    Postcode for Wilcox House carpark:
    Dunleavy Dr, Cardiff CF11 0BA
     
  14. terry hunt

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    If the Devils continue as they have tonight the parking problem may well resolve itself.
     
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    Won't have to worry too much about where to park if we continue to perform like we did tonight and other home games this season. Some of our players would be better off acting as car park stewards and and taking the £3 fee teacher than disguising themselves as Cardiff Devils players on the ice. Shocking performance as a whole and any 3 from 5 could be gassed in my opinion.
     
  16. Earnie

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    Anybody know if the new car park was well used last night?
     
  17. matbur

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    I did, no problems. Not much more of a walk than parking in Morrisons tbh.

    Seemed to be about three quarters full
     
  18. terry hunt

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    Katrina and Todd have worked their magic again
     

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