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Millennium Stadium
Stadiwm y Mileniwm

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Location Cardiff, Wales
Opened June 1999[1]
Owner Welsh Rugby Union
Surface Grass
Construction cost £126 million
Architect HOK + LOBB Partnership and WS Atkins[2]
Tenants
Welsh Rugby Union (National team)
Football Association of Wales (National team)
Capacity
74,500

The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. At the time of its construction it was the largest stadium in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 74,500, but has since been overtaken by Old Trafford, Twickenham Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. The Millennium Stadium is owned by Millennium Stadium plc which is a subsidiary company owned by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). It is the fourth largest stadium in the Six Nations behind Twickenham, Stade de France and Croke Park which is the largest. This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... A lawn is an area of recreational or amenity land planted with grass, and sometimes clover and other plants, which are maintained at a low, even height. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of football in Wales, being a member of both FIFA and UEFA. Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest association in the world, and is one of the four associations (with the English Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A national stadium is a stadium that typically serves as the primary or exclusive home for one or more of a countrys national representative sports teams. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton) is an all-seater football stadium in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and is the home of Manchester United F.C.. The ground has been Uniteds permanent home since 1910, bar an eight year absence... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... A subsidiary is a company controlled by another usually a large corporation. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... The Stade de France is a stadium in Saint-Denis, France in the inner suburbs of Paris. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports stadium in Ireland and the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ...

Contents

History

Background

Until 1969 Cardiff and Wales played their home matches on the same pitch but a sea-change came in the 1969-70 season. As a result of an agreement between Cardiff Athletic Club and the WRU, the National Stadium project established a new stadium for international matches with club rugby fixtures switched to the original cricket ground on the Cardiff Arms Park site. Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ...


In 1994 a redevelopment committee was set up to consider redeveloping the National Stadium. By 1995 the WRU was chosen to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

The National Stadium
The National Stadium

By 1999 the National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park, as it was officially known, was replaced by the Millennium Stadium. Cardiff Rugby Football Club, however, continue to play at Cardiff Arms Park. Cardiff Rugby Football Club was founded 1876. ...


National Stadium at Cardiff Arms Park, which was designed in 1962, showed that other nations stadia had overtaken it, with Twickenham Stadium (England) with a capacity of 82,000 and Murrayfield Stadium (Scotland) with a capacity of 67,000, and with France about to build the Stade de France with a capacity of over 80,000 for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium in the capital of , Edinburgh, and is the home of Scottish Rugby Union. ... The Stade de France is a stadium in Saint-Denis, France in the inner suburbs of Paris. ... 1998 World Cup redirects here. ...


Additional problems were that the National Stadium was also very well hidden by the neighbouring buildings to the south in Park Street, Wood Street and to the east in Westgate Street, and also by Cardiff Rugby Ground in the north. It was only fully visible from across the River Taff in the west. Access to the ground was also very restricted with the main entrance being a narrow opening in Westgate Street to the east which is shared by both vehicles and spectators alike[3]. The River Taff is a large river in South Wales. ...


In order to remain on the Arms Park site additional space had to be found to allow safe access and to provide room for the increased capacity and facilities. This was achieved by the purchase of adjacent buildings to the south and east and by the construction of a new River Walk by the River Taff on the west side. The River Taff is a large river in South Wales. ...


The capacity of the National Stadium was 53,000, which included 11,000 standing in the East Terrace. With new safety regulations, this would mean that the capacity would be reduced further to 47,500. It was decided that the new stadium should have a sliding roof to accommodate a multi-use venue, with a grass pitch for rugby and football (soccer). The only other sliding roof in Europe at the time was at the Amsterdam Arena, with a capacity of 50,000. The Amsterdam ArenA is a stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


The options for the new stadium included adding a third tier to the existing National Stadium. Other options included moving to a new site. But this option was discounted because it would require vast car parking facilities and that would put severe short-term pressure on the local transport infrastructure, creating traffic jams and pollution.


The committee eventually chose a new stadium on the same site but with considerable increase in its capacity. It would also involve moving the alignment of the stadium from west-east to north-south. This was the option supported by the Millennium Commission. It would become the fourth redevelopment of the Cardiff Arms Park site[4].


Construction

Construction of the Millennium Stadium in 1998
Construction of the Millennium Stadium in 1998

Construction involved the demolish of a number of buildings primarily the existing National Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Wales Empire Pool in Wood Street, Cardiff Empire Telephone Exchange building (owned by BT) in Park Street, the newly built Territorial Auxiliary & Volunteer Reserve Building, also in Park Street and the Social Security offices in Westgate Street[5][6]. Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal and Volunteer reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces branch of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at a similar rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... The Department of Social Security (DSS) was until 2001 a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. ...


The stadium was built by John Laing plc[7] in 1999 on the site of the National Stadium. It was built for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, for which Wales was the main host. It was home to seven of the 41 matches, including the final. For John Laing, the 15th century bishop of Glasgow, see John Laing (bishop) John Laing plc is a British developer and operator of privately financed, public sector infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, hospitals and schools through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ...


The construction cost the WRU £126 million, which was considered remarkably low for a state-of-the-art stadium. This was funded by private investment, £46 million of public funds from the National Lottery, the sale of debentures to supporters (which offered guaranteed tickets in exchange for an interest-free loan), and loans. The development left the WRU heavily in debt. A play here! sign outside a newsagent, incorporating the National Lotterys logo of a stylised hand with crossed fingers which emulates a smiling face. ... In finance, a debenture is a long-term debt instrument used by governments and large companies to obtain funds. ... For other uses, see Loan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). ...


The Millennium Stadium was first used for a major event on 26 June 1999, when Wales played South Africa in a rugby friendly match before a test crowd of 29,000. Wales won the match 29-19: the first time they had ever beaten the Springboks.[8] is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... A friendly match is generally a match where there is no competitive value of any kind, and most times quality of play is valued over the result. ...


Features

The all-seater stadium has the capacity for 74,500 supporters and features a retractable roof (only the second stadium in Europe, and the second biggest in the world, with this feature) to protect the playing surface from the elements. Additional seating is sometimes added for special events such as a rugby Test against the All Blacks, or formerly for the FA Cup final. The current record attendance is 75,100, recorded at Wales' 30–15 victory over Scotland in the 2008 Six Nations Championship on 9 February 2008.[9] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 All Black redirects here. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Semi-finals, 1991 The Scotland national rugby union... For the second year running, Ireland play their home games at Croke Park, while Lansdowne Road is being redeveloped. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

South stand
South stand

The natural grass turf is a made up of a modular system installed by GreenTech ITM. It features built in irrigation and drainage. The pitch itself is laid on top of some 7,400 pallets which can be moved so the stadium can be used for concerts, exhibitions and other events. Greentech ITM is an American-based company which designs and installs modular turf systems on athletic fields, rooftops, and golf courses. ...


The superstructure of the stadium is based around four 90.3-metre (296 ft) masts. The stadium was built from 56,000 tonnes of concrete and steel, and has 125 hospitality boxes, 22 bars, 7 restaurants, 17 first aid points, 12 escalators and 7 lifts.[10] In each of the stadium's bars, so-called "joy machines" can pour 12 pints in less than 20 seconds. During a Wales-France match, 63,000 fans drank 77,184 pints of beer, almost double the 44,000 pints drunk by a similar number of fans at a game at Twickenham. // Sociological concept In social sciences, superstructure is the set of socio-psychological feedback loops that maintain a coherent and meaningful structure in a given society, or part thereof. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


The stadium has a resident hawk named "Dad", who is employed to drive seagulls and pigeons out of the stadium.[11] For other uses, see Hawk (disambiguation). ...


North stand

Glanmor's Gap, North stand
Glanmor's Gap, North stand

The stadium was slightly restricted in size due to its proximity to Cardiff Rugby Club's home in the adjacent smaller stadium within Cardiff Arms Park. The WRU were unable to secure enough funding to include the north stand in the new stadium, and the national lottery commission would not allow any of its funds to be used in any way for the construction of the club ground. The WRU held talks with CRFC Ltd to see if it would be possible for the club to either move or secure funding for the Cardiff Arms Park to be re-developed, but these were unsuccessful. The stadium thus had to be completed with a break in its bowl structure, known colloquially as "Glanmor's Gap"—after Glanmor Griffiths, then chairman and now president of the WRU.[12] A play here! sign outside a newsagent, incorporating the National Lotterys logo of a stylised hand with crossed fingers which emulates a smiling face. ... Cardiff Rugby Football Club was founded 1876. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ...


CRFC Ltd reached a Heads of Terms agreement with Cardiff City Football Club and Cardiff County Council to move the Cardiff Blues to the new Leckwith all-seater stadium at the start of the 2009-10 season. Despite the revelation that the South Stand of Cardiff Arms Park and therefore the adjoining North stand of the Millennium Stadium has concrete cancer, the old structure has an expected working life until 2020. However, it is acknowledeged that major rebuilding work will be required at this end of the Millennium Stadium within the next 30 years. This opens the door to the possibility of the stadium expanding by taking over the site of CRFC, who will be forced to vacate due to the demolition work, if they havn't done so already. [13] Cardiff City Association Football Club is a football team based in Cardiff. ... This article is about the Welsh capital. ... Official website www. ... The New Cardiff City stadium is a 25,000[1] all-seated ground in the Leckwith area of the city, which will be the new home of Cardiff City F.C. and Cardiff Blues rugby union club from the beginning of the 2009-10 season. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... Concrete Cancer represents a theory describing the weakening of concrete structures with age. ...

The Millennium Stadium
The Millennium Stadium

Usage

The Llanelli Scarlets playing Bath Rugby during a Powergen Cup match.
The Llanelli Scarlets playing Bath Rugby during a Powergen Cup match.

As well as international rugby union, the Millennium Stadium has hosted a variety of sports, including association football, rugby league (including the Challenge Cup final on 3 occasions between 2003 and 2005, and Welsh Rugby League internationals), speedway, indoor cricket, boxing, and, more recently, Monster Jam monster trucks. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 587 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): EDF Energy Cup Llanelli Scarlets Millennium Stadium ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 587 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): EDF Energy Cup Llanelli Scarlets Millennium Stadium ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ... The Powergen Cup (centre) seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ... First international New Zealand 8 - 9 Wales (Aberdare, Wales; 1 January 1908) Biggest win USA 4 - 92 Wales (Philidelphia, USA; 11 June 1995 Biggest defeat Australia 74 - 4 Wales (Bridgend, Wales; 19 August 2003) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1975) Best result Semi-finals, 1995; 2000 The Wales national... Motorcycle speedway, normally referred to as Speedway, is a motorcycle sport that involves usually 4 and sometimes up to 6 riders competing over 4 laps of an oval circuit. ... Indoor Cricket is a variation on the conventional game of cricket. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... Monster Jam is a television show and live event created by Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel Entertainment). ...


Rugby union

The stadium is the home of the Welsh rugby union team, who play all of their home fixtures at the venue. These games include those during the Six Nations, as well as the November Tests against nations from the Southern Hemisphere. Apart from the national team the stadium has been used for Celtic League games, as well as Heineken Cup matches. The Cardiff Blues sometimes play larger home fixtures at the ground. First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Official website www. ...


The stadium has hosted the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2006 and 2007, as well as Heineken Cup finals in: The Powergen Cup is a rugby union knockout-competition involving clubs from England and Wales. ... The 2006-07 EDF Energy Cup logo. ...


2001-02 Leicester Tigers 15 - 9 Munster
2005-06 Munster 23 - 19 Biarritz


The Heineken Cup will return to the stadium in 2008.


The stadium also staged 3 pool matches and 1 quarter-final match ( New Zealand 18-20 France ) of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ...


Rugby league

The Millennium Stadium has hosted 3 of rugby league's Challenge Cup Finals, one of the biggest annual showpiece events the UK's sporting calendar. The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ...


Also, in 2007 the stadium hosted the inaugural Millennium Magic weekend. This was a 2-day event in May when an entire round of Super League matches were played, 3 games on the Saturday and 3 games on the Sunday. The event was deemed a success by the sport's governing body, the RFL, and in the autumn of 2007 they announced that a 2nd Millennium Magic event will take place in May 2008. Millennium Magic is a concept by the Rugby football league (RFL) to take an entire round of Super League matches to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. ... Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ...


Association football

League cup final, February 29th 2004, Middlesbrough vs. Bolton Wanderers.
League cup final, February 29th 2004, Middlesbrough vs. Bolton Wanderers.

Since 2000, the stadium has also been the almost-permanent home of Welsh football. The national team play the vast majority of home matches at the Millennium Stadium, with a handful once or twice a year in Wrexham. The first Welsh football game in the stadium in 2000 was against Finland, and drew a then record home crowd for Welsh football of over 66,000. This has since been beaten on several occasions. Image File history File links MillenniumStadiumInside. ... Image File history File links MillenniumStadiumInside. ... Middlesbrough F.C. are an English football team, commonly known as Boro. ... Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English professional football club. ... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... This article is about Wrexham the settlement. ...


Eight matches of the 2012 Olympic football competition are planned for the arena. The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July 2012 to 12 August 2012. ...


Wembley construction

Whilst the Millennium stadium was under construction, the old 1923 Wembley stadium had hosted the Welsh rugby team during the building of the new ground. The favour was returned from 2001 whilst England's national stadium, Wembley Stadium was undergoing rebuilding, with the Millennium hosting: For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ...

Championship Playoff final 2006. (Leeds United vs. Watford)
Championship Playoff final 2006. (Leeds United vs. Watford)

The stadium became notorious for an apparent "away team hoodoo". The first seven finals were all won by the teams occupying the home dressing room with their fans in the North Stand. Stoke City beat Brentford 2-0 to end the "hoodoo." This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 271 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leeds United F.C. The Football League Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 271 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leeds United F.C. The Football League Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... The Football League Championship Playoffs are a series of playoff matches contested by the teams finishing from 3rd to 6th in the Coca Cola Football League Championship table. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ... In the Football League and English Conference, a Play-Off system is used to determine who the last team to be promoted from that league will be. ... For the rugby league competition, see Charity Shield (rugby league) The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ...


Liverpool were the first team to win the FA Cup at the Millennium Stadium in 2001 after beating Arsenal 2-1. Fittingly they also won the last FA Cup to be held at the Millennium Stadium in 2006, after beating West Ham United 3-1 in a penalty shootout that followed a 3-3 draw after extra time in a final that was billed as 'the best cup final of the modern era.' Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... This article is about the year. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with FA Cup 2005-06. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ...


The last domestic cup match played was when Doncaster Rovers beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 AET in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final on April 1, 2007. Doncaster Rovers club badge Doncaster Rovers Football Club is an English professional football club, based at Belle Vue in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... Bristol Rovers are a professional football team based in Bristol, England. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ...


Motorsports

Wales Rally Great Britain 2006
Wales Rally Great Britain 2006

In 2001 it staged its first ever motorsport event, hosting the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, and has done every year since, in 2007 attracting over 41,000, a record for British Speedway. In September 2005 the stadium was host to the first ever indoor stage of the World Rally Championship during the Wales Rally Great Britain. The lower tier of the stadium was removed to create a figure-of-eight course. In addition to this, the stadium has hosted stages for the British Rally and motocross events. In October 2007 The stadium will host the UK leg of the Monster Jam Monster trucks Europe tour. The Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain is a speedway event that is a part of the Speedway Grand Prix Series. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... The Wales Rally Great Britain is the twelfth rally on the World Rally Championship schedule for 2005. ...


Film

The stadium has also on occasion been used as a venue for shooting film and television productions. "Dalek", an episode of the 2005 season of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, was shot primarily on location at the stadium, using its underground areas to stand in for an underground base in Utah, United States in the year 2012. The location shooting for the episode took place during October and November 2004. The underground areas of the stadium were used again in Doctor Who for the 2005 Christmas special, "The Christmas Invasion". The area was used as the headquarters for UNIT, based under the Tower of London. The episode was broadcast on Christmas Day 2005. The Hindi film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham was also filmed there. This article is about motion pictures. ... Dalek is an episode in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who that was first broadcast on April 30, 2005. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A broadcast of the long-running and popular British science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Christmas Invasion is a 60-minute special episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... For other uses, see Tower of London (disambiguation) Her Majestys Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, on the north bank of the River Thames. ... Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Devanagari : कभी खुभी कभी ग़म - Sometimes Laughter, Sometimes Tears) is a Bollywood film released in India and countries with large NRI populations on December 14, 2001. ...


The Wembley Stadium scene in the film 28 Weeks Later was actually filmed at the Millennium Stadium. Although the outside is footage of Wembley, the inside is all filmed in Cardiff. The effects team on the film edited the footage to make it look more like Wembley.[14] For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, and sequel to the 2002 film 28 Days Later. ...


Other

Eric Clapton at the Tsunami Relief Concert
Eric Clapton at the Tsunami Relief Concert

Tina Turner performed a sold-out concert at the stadium during her highly successful Twenty Four Seven Tour. Download high resolution version (1373x1830, 389 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1373x1830, 389 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... The Twenty Four Seven world Tour was a concert tour that Tina Turner did in 2000 for her Twenty Four Seven album. ...


In 2006, the venue hosted its first boxing event, with Welsh stars dominating the card. Another event was held in 2007, including a fight between welshman Joe Calzaghe who beat Mikkel Kessler from Denmark.[15] In a break from convention for this fight, seating was not limited to half the venue. Instead, the whole stadium will be used to seat spectators. Joe Calzaghe MBE (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London) is a Welsh boxer currently living in Newbridge, Newport, and is pound for pound one of the top 10 boxers in the world. ... Mikkel Kessler (born March 1, 1979) is a Danish professional boxer. ...


The stadium has also been used for a variety of musical events, the most famous being the Manic Street Preachers concert held on Millennium Eve, and, on the following day, a recording of the BBC's Songs of Praise, which attracted an attendance of 65,000. At the end of January 2005, the stadium hosted a charity concert in aid of the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, with Eric Clapton headlining the event. The stadium has also hosted Madonna, Robbie Williams, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and The Police. In 2008 the stadium will also host Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as part of their 2008 summer tour promoting Springsteen's 23rd album Magic, along with Neil Diamond and R.E.M., as part of their 2008 European Tour. Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, who gained mainstream popularity in the UK in the late 1990s. ... A millennium (pl. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Songs of Praise is a BBC television programme based around traditional Christian hymns. ... Logo for the Tsunami Relief Cardiff Concert, held at the Millennium Stadium (2005) Tsunami Relief Cardiff was a charity music concert held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on January 22, 2005, in aid of the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which had occurred the month before. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea (subduction) earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology Singles from Magic Released: August 28, 2007 Released: January 2008 Magic is the 15th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2007. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... REM or R.E.M. is an acronym for: Rapid Eye Movement, a phase during sleep U.S. rock music band R.E.M., formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 Roentgen equivalent man, a unit for measuring levels of exposure to radiation. ...


Finally, the stadium was the host site for the 2004 Interhash. InterHash is a biennial (every 2 years) event, the granddaddy of periodic international Hash House Harriers events, where Hashers from different groups get together to run and drink beer together[16]. InterHash in a biennial (every 2 years) event, the granddaddy of periodic international Hash House Harriers events, where Hashers from different groups get together to run and drink beer together. ... The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH or H3) is an international group of social, non-competitive running and drinking clubs. ...


Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust was established between the Millennium Stadium plc and the Millennium Commission when the stadium was built. The income from the trust comes from a levy on every ticket sold for events at the stadium that are iopen to the public.


The Trust gives priority to youth programmes in sport, arts, the environment and the community. Local, regional and national organisations can apply for funding, and they can receive up to £2,000, £10,000 and £20,000 respectively.


See also

Rugby union is the national sport of Wales and is considered a large part of national culture. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... The Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain is a speedway event that is a part of the Speedway Grand Prix Series. ... Since 2001, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has hosted English football tournaments whilst Englands national stadium, Wembley Stadium underwent rebuilding. ...

References

  1. ^ Millennium Stadium Information
  2. ^ The architects of the Millennium Stadium
  3. ^ www.panstadia.com
  4. ^ www.millenniumstadium.com
  5. ^ www.millenniumstadium.com
  6. ^ BBC Two years - and one awesome stadium
  7. ^ Cardiff stadium 'financial disaster'
  8. ^ Millennium Stadium celebrates fifth anniversary. NewsWales (2004-06-25).
  9. ^ Wales 30 Scotland 15. wru.co.uk (2008-02-09). Retrieved on 2008-03-20. “Wales 30 Scotland 15.”
  10. ^ BBC Sport Online's Mark Barden looks at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium
  11. ^ Millennium Stadium Hawk Takes A Break. Millennium Stadium (2007-03-22).
  12. ^ Presidents of the WRU
  13. ^ Bevan, Nathan (2007-07-08). Concrete cancer strikes stadium. Wales On Sunday. Retrieved on 2007-08-24.
  14. ^ Titles with locations including Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Internet Movie Database.
  15. ^ Calzaghe v Kessler -3/11/07. joecalzaghe.com (2007-07-11).
  16. ^ Interhash 2004 Cardiff 22 – 25 JULY

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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