Parc y Scarlets Stadiwm is the new home of Welsh rugby region, The Scarlets and Llanelli RFC and is located in the Pemberton area of Llanelli just a few miles from the town centre. The stadium is a joint venture partnership between Carmarthenshire Council and The Scarlets.
The handover of the stadium to the council and Scarlets took place early November 2008 ahead of the first rugby game in the new facility on November 15.
The capacity in the stadium, including the terrace area, is 14,870. The stadium can extend to a full capacity of 15,180 with the placement of tiered temporary seating in front of the Link Telecom East Stand when required for bigger matches.
Rare for new stadia, there is a terrace area in front of the Gravells North Stand for those who specifically want to stand; as requested by the Scarlets Supporters Trust. This area can hold 1,780.
There are four stands the largest of which is the Castell Howell South Stand which hosts extensive hospitality facilities and has a seating capacity of 5,748. The Gravells North and Castell Howell South stands run alongside the length of the pitch. They have a horseshoe curvature to allow for better views.
Stadium construction was by Andrew Scott Ltd, one of Wales leading construction and civil engineering companies, over a 10-month build period. Managing director Mike Grindle said: This was 2008’s most prestigious Welsh construction contract. Thanks to the efforts of the Scarlets and Carmarthenshire County Council, rugby fans will experience one of the finest new grounds in the UK.
Stadium design was provided by specialist sports stadia architects The Miller Partnership, whose designs include Murrayfield.
Structural steelwork for the development was provided by Rowecord Engineering Ltd, Newport.
The Castell Howell South Stand is the largest stand with capacity of 5,748. The Gravells North Stand holds 4,402 with terrace area for supporters who prefer to stand to watch on match days. The Link Telecom East Stand holds 2,095 spectators and the KL Plant West stand holds another 2,095.
- The Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9UZ.
- Club Website: scarlets.wales
- Capacity of 15,000