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Encyclopedia > Cardiff Arms Park

Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It is the spiritual and physical home of Welsh rugby, and is the site of the modern Millennium Stadium.


History

Coaching inn on the site. Building of stadium.


The stadium was demolished in 1997 and a new stadium, the Millennium Stadium, was built in its place (completed in 1999). Cardiff Rugby Club's stadium, right next door to the Millennium Stadium (and in fact physically attached to the rear of Millennium Stadium's North Stand), still retains the Cardiff Arms Park name.




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Cardiff RFC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Cardiff RFC was founded 1876, playing their first game against Newport.
Cardiff RFC still play at the Cardiff Arms Park which is beside the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff were the first team to play with seven backs and eight forwards, previously teams had lined up with six backs and nine forwards.
Cricinfo (2303 words)
Cardiff Arms Park was the ground where Glamorgan played their inaugural first-class game in 1921, and up until 1966, it was the county's base in the Welsh capital.
In 1803 the Cardiff Arms and the Park became the property of the Marquess of Bute, who owned Cardiff Castle, and vast tracts of land in the area.
In 1876 Cardiff R.F.C. was formed and during the winter months rugby fixtures took place to the south of the cricket ground, with the cricket pavilion also being used as a changing room by the rugby players.
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