Date:Thursday December 13 2007
The Liberty Stadium in its short history has played host to two full Welsh international fixtures; a fact that has not gone unnoticed by officials at the stadium.
With Only 3 welsh fixtures been played in Swansea over the last 3 years Swansea manager Roberto Martinez is looking to encourage welsh football's governing body the Football Association of Wales to schedule more fixtures at the Liberty Stadium.
Bulgaria and Slovenia have both graced the Liberty Stadium pitch in recent years. Whilst you have to go back to 2004 and The Vetch for the last time the welsh U-21 side played in the city.
The FAW were heavily criticised following the Bulgaria match on the 15th August 2005 for their ticketing policy at the ground.
They have also in recent campaigns and friendlies seen attendance figures dwindle to startling effect.
Despite these concerns no other stadium has been utilised in last qualification campaign.
Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his desire to see more Welsh internationals and the international prestige that comes in a direct result of a move of venue.
The Spanish tactician also emphatically believes that the change of venue may have a positive effect on the Welsh Side and encourage Welsh youngsters on Swansea's Books to push on and improve.
Three Swansea players Joe Allen, Matty Collins and Shaun Mc Donald in the last year have become very much part of Brian Flynn's plans as he looks set to mount serious challenge in qualifying Wales for the UEFA European U21 Championship 2009 in Sweden.
Martinez added to the growing pressure by stadium officials to secure international fixtures in Swansea.
|'If you have a stadium like ours with a full house, obviously it will give you a better atmosphere than a Millennium Stadium that`s only a third or half full.'|
You can understand that the Millennium Stadium is Wales` home and it will be difficult to change that. But to have the odd game here at the Liberty would be advantageous for everyone involved at Swansea and Wales.'
I think this would be a great stadium for Wales to come and play in. The size of the ground would be fantastic for them because it enables us to get a really good atmosphere going.'
I think it can only be a positive thing. And we will try to help the FAW with anything we can to try and make it happen.'
Playing Wales games here would be a superb motivation for our youngsters."When people get a taste of what the national team is about, it encourages you and it`s great to have it right in front of you.'
Date:Thursday December 13 2007
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