Parc y Scarlets opened in 2008 primarily as a rugby venue and the new home of the Scarlets and Llanelli RFC. The new stadium replaced Llanelli’s former home at Stradey Park, which they had played at since 1879.
The new stadium cost £23 million to construct, with the first match being a 32-3 win for Llanelli over Cardiff RFC in a Welsh Premier Division on the 15th November 2008. The Scarlets’ first match was a 18-16 loss to Munster in the former Celtic League on the 28th November. The stadium was officially opened on the 31st January 2009, with the Scarlets defeating the Barbarians 40-24.
Football is also occasionally played at Parc y Scarlets, with the Welsh national team playing 3 matches there – against Estonia in 2009, Luxembourg in 2010, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012. Llanelli Town A.F.C. have also used the stadium for European qualifiers, when there own ground does not meet UEFA criteria.
Tickets at Parc y Scarlets
Scarlets (Pro14): Scarlets tickets are available to purchase through their official website, via the ticket office hotline (01554 29 29 39) or at the ticket office at the stadium (open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm). During the 2018/2019 season, tickets for Scarlets matches ranged from (depending on where you sit/category of opposition):
- Adult – £15 – £40
- Concessions – £14 – £38
- Young Adults/Full time Students – £7 – £17
- Juniors (6-18) – £3 – £5
- Age 5 and under – Free
Llanelli RFC: Tickets for Llanelli matches are available to purchase on the day. During the 2019/2020 season, tickets cost:
- Adult – £12
- Seniors/Students – £10
- U16s – Free
Location & Travel to Parc y Scarlets
Parc y Scarlets is located in the area of Pemberton, approximately 2 miles to the east of central Llanelli in southwest Wales.
Airport – The closest international airport to Llanelli is Cardiff Airport, approximately 54 miles away with flights on offer across Europe. From the airport, take the hourly train to Bridgend and take a connection to Llanelli. Alternatively, Bristol Airport is just over 90 miles from Llanelli.
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Bus – The 111 or X11 runs from central Llanelli to outside McDonalds, from which it is about a 5-10 minute walk to Parc y Scarlets. Alternatively, Scarlets offer a shuttle bus from Home Bargains (Station Road) and Dominos/Aldi.
Driving & Parking – Exit the M4 at Junction 48, follow the A4138 to Llanelli for 3 miles until you reach a Premier Inn on your left. Turn left immediately after the hotel then take the second exit at the mini roundabout to reach the stadium.
There are 300 parking spaces at the stadium, which is free for Llanelli matches but is reserved for Scarlets fixtures. There is 450 spaces available in Car Park B, costing £5 per vehicle and located next to the Sessile Oak.
Park & Ride – Scarlets offer a park and ride service from Schaeffler, Technium or Festival Fields. This service costs £5 and further information is available on the official website.
Train – Llanelli Railway Station is located approximately 2 miles away from Parc y Scarlets. The station has an hourly service from Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, via Swansea. There is also a daily service to London Paddington. Walking to the stadium from the station will take about 40 minutes, or take the L1 bus to Morrisons where it just a short walk to the ground.
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