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Cardiff's Principality Stadium became the home of the Welsh 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, Principality Stadium has a capacity of over 74,500 and boasts a retractable roof.

The first game to be played at Principality Stadium was in June 1999, when Wales beat 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 where 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 Six Nations it is only the second largest venue in the world with a fully retractable roof.

It's record attendance stands at 74,576 when Wales played Scotland during the 2008 Six Nations while the stadium also held the European Rugby Champions Cup final in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

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

More recently the Principality Stadium was the scene of Wales' triumph in the 2013 Six Nations, as they beat England 30-3 on the final weekend to deny Stuart Lancaster's side a Grand Slam and claim the trophy for themselves.

Principality Stadium
Westgate St
Cardiff CF10 1NS

www.millenniumstadium.com

Principality Stadium Fixtures







05/02/2017
15:00Italy7 - 33Wales
11/02/2017
16:50Wales16 - 21England
25/02/2017
14:25Scotland29 - 13Wales
10/03/2017
20:05Wales22 - 9Ireland
18/03/2017
15:45France20 - 18Wales
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