Out with the old and in with the new…blue…well sorta red really. Earlier in the year the Malaysian backers agreed to invest £100 million pounds in Cardiff City football club but with the understanding that the club strip would become RED and also losing the name Bluebirds and rebranding the team as The Dragons to appeal to the ever increasing Eastern market. (It’s alleged that only teams that play in red are successful over there!)
And so the first signs of the money being spent are the removal of the Cardiff Blues and old Bluebird signs from the stadium.
Over the last week they have been replaced with the new red crest and logo which now proudly sit around the perimeter of the stadium.
The Cardiff City Stadium was previously named as such due to it hosting both the local football and rugby sides but now the Cardiff Blues have moved back to their spiritual home of The Arms Park it seems a new name is going to adorn the stadium – this time just Cardiff City Football Club.
The font used on the new stadium name is extremely similar to the signage that stretched along Sloper Road at Ninian Park and is a considered choice as there has been much anger and disagreement about changing to the new red colour scheme.
It looks like there is some sort of LED lighting system within each letter and it’s rumoured that they will illuminate red on evening matches!
A week after work began on the sign changes at the Cardiff City Football Club stadium an extremely large poster has now been attatched to one side of the stadium featuring Joe Mason adorning the red strip! Loving the red eyes!
Whatever next? All the blue panelling changed to red too?