Record crowd turns out for the Cardiff game against Derby as the club reaps the benefits of their latest promotion to bring back their fans to the stadium. This crowd overtakes even the one that was present at Cardiff for the visit of Liverpool in the Premier Leauge in 2014. And the best news is that this is almost 13000 fans more than the last game against Ipswich.
Recently, Cardiff has been offering free tickets to fans that would sign up for a season ticket, and these promotion tactics has brought its reward with a staggering crowd present for the game. The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric and indeed with Cardiff pushing to get a place in the play-off, the fans are beginning to feel that this season could end in style.
This was different from the past home games where the atmosphere was dull and the fans really passive. This has prompted the club to conduct various community events as well as giving out free tickets to boost the attendance at the matches and also improve the atmosphere within the stadium.
The Executive Director, Ken Choo was keen to acknowledge the presence of their fans as well the contribution it made to create this vibrant atmosphere. He believes that with their support the team can achieve great things. He wants the fans to stay behind the team for the remaining seven games and that they will be able to qualify for the play offs.
The fans that were present were not disappointed with Cardiff managing a 2-1 victory over play-off rivals Derby. The score could have been bigger only for the quality saves made by the Derby’s goalkeeper. Cardiff will want to push for the remaining games of the season and hope to clinch a play-off spot.