The Principality ( former Millennium) Stadium 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. 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. The stadium has hosted the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2006 and 2007, as well as Heineken Cup finals. The stadium also staged 3 pool matches and 1 quarter-final match ( New Zealand 18-20 France ) of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
- Golate House, 101 St. Mary St. Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1GE, Wales.
- Stadium Website: principalitystadium.wales
- Capacity of 74,500