The Liberty Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm Liberty) is a purpose-built sports stadium and conferencing venue located in the Landore area of Swansea, Wales. The stadium is all-seated. It has a capacity of 20,750, making it the largest purpose-built venue in Swansea. It is the home stadium of football club Swansea City and the Ospreys. As a result of Swansea City's promotion, the stadium is the first Premier League ground in Wales. The Liberty Stadium has the smallest capacity of the 20 stadia in the Premier League for the 2013/14 season. It is the third largest stadium in Wales – after the Millennium Stadium and the Cardiff City Stadium.
With the Vetch Field, St Helen's and The Gnoll no longer being up-to-date venues to play at, and both the Swans and the Ospreys not having the necessary capital to invest into a new stadium, Swansea council and a developer-led consortia submitted a proposal for a sustainable 'bowl' venue for 20,520 seats on a site to the west of the River Tawe on the site of the Morfa Stadium, an athletics stadium owned by the City and County of Swansea council. It was funded by a 355,000 ft retail park on land to the east of the river. The final value of the development being in excess of £50m.
The first capacity crowd recorded at the Liberty Stadium was on the 1 November 2006 when The Ospreys beat Australia 24–16. The stadium has also hosted multiple Wales Football internationals, see below. Possible increase in capacity has been mooted as Swansea City have secured Premier League status for the 2012–13 season, as the 2011–12 season saw regular sell-outs.
During its construction, a variety of names were suggested for it: most commonly used was "White Rock" stadium (after the copper works of the same name which existed on the site historically). However "White Rock" was only used as a temporary name during its construction and when work was finished, the name was dropped and the stadium owners began looking for sponsors for the stadium. While sponsors were being searched for, it was called the "New Stadium Swansea". On 18 October 2005, Swansea-based developers Liberty Properties Plc won the naming rights to call it the "Liberty Stadium". In UEFA matches, it is called Swansea Stadium due to UEFA regulations on sponsorship.
Seating at the Liberty Stadium is often sold out during Swansea City football matches. Swansea City have expressed a desire to have the capacity of the stadium increased and have held talks with Swansea Council during the 2011/2012 season for the future expansion of the Liberty stadium which would be completed in a number of phases beginning with expansion or redevelopment of the east stand. Plans for a new McDonald's fast food restaurant to be opened near the stadium threw expansion plans into doubt. However, the planning application was withdrawn.