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No ALT tag specified Cardiff's Millennium Stadium became the home of Wales Rugby Union upon its completion for the Rugby World Cup in 1999.

Built as a replacement for Cardiff Arms Park, which still stands close by, at a cost of £130million, the Millennium Stadium has a capacity of over 74,500 and boasts a retractable roof.

The first game to be played at the Millennium Stadium was in June 1999, with Wales beating South Africa 29-19 in front of a Test crowd of 29,000, despite the ground not yet being completed.

The stadium was at full capacity in time for the World Cup and Australia beat France 35-12 in front of 72,500 supporters to lift the trophy in November.

Despite being the third largest stadium used in the RBS 6 Nations it is only the second largest venue in the world with a fully retractable roof.

Its record attendance stands at 74,576 when Wales played Scotland during the 2008 RBS 6 Nations while the stadium also held the Heineken Cup final in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

However, none of those four finals has seen a Welsh side life the trophy, with Leicester Tigers triumphing in 2002, before Munster twice and Leinster in 2011.

And most recently the Millennium Stadium was the scene of Wales' triumph in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations, as they beat England 30-3 on the final weekend to deny Stuart Lancaster's side a Grand Slam and claim he trophy for themselves.
Millennium Stadium
Westgate St
Cardiff CF10 1NS

www.millenniumstadium.com

Millennium Stadium Fixtures







01/02/2014
14:30Wales23 - 15Italy
21/02/2014
20:00Wales27 - 6France
15/03/2014
14:45Wales51 - 3Scotland