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Cardiff Arms Park & Millennium Stadium (C21195)


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Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Arms Park, also known as The Arms Park, is a rugby union stadium situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. The history of the rugby ground starts with the first stands appearing for spectators in the ground in 1881–1882, although the Arms Park had cricket played on the site since 1848. Until the end of the 2008-09 season, the stadium was the home to both the Cardiff Blues rugby union team and Cardiff Rugby Football Club, however with the Blues moving out to the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff RFC are now the only tenants.

The National Stadium was home to the Wales national rugby union team and it was officially opened on 7 April 1984, however by 1999 the Millennium Stadium had replaced it as the national stadium of Wales. The Cardiff rugby ground has remained the home of Cardiff RFC, but this is unlikely to continue beyond 2009/2010 as the professional Cardiff Blues team moved to the new Cardiff City Stadium in August 2009, and the semi-professional Cardiff RFC is expected to relocate at the end of 2009/2010 season to make way for further redevelopment.

Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales, UK, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and also frequently stages games of the Wales national football team, but is also host to many other large-scale events, such as the Tsunami Relief concert, the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, and various music concerts. It was built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

The stadium opened in June 1999, and the first major event to be held was an international rugby union match on 26 June 1999, when Wales beat South Africa in a friendly by 29–19, before a test crowd of 29,000. With total seating capacity of 74,500, it is the third largest stadium in the Six Nations Championship behind the Stade de France and Twickenham, which is the largest. It is also the second largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof, and was the second stadium in Europe to have this feature.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Judges of Hastings

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