Key Facts

Address Westgate Street, Cardiff
Capacity 74,500 seats
Build Date 1999


The Millennium Stadium is the stadium located in Cardiff, Wales. Since 2016, it has been called the Principality Stadium for sponsorship purposes. The stadium is the permanent home of the Wales national rugby union team. It is also used by the Wales national football team.

It was constructed for the Rugby World Cup that took place in 1999, and since then, it has hosted a range of major events, including the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally, the Tsunami Relief concert, the British Speedway GP, and a number of music concerts. It was chosen for 6 FA Cup finals and a number of high-profile football fixtures due to the renovation of Wembley Stadium.

The Millennium Stadium belongs to Millennium Stadium plc, which is a subsidiary company of the WRU. The design of the stadium was created by the Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture. It cost around 121 million pounds to construct the stadium.

It was open in the summer of 1999, and the first event that took place in the ground was an international rugby union match between Wales and South Africa. The game attracted around 29,000 fans. A total capacity of the stadium is 74,500, which makes it the 2nd biggest stadium in the world with a retractable roof, and the 3rd biggest stadium in the Six Nations Championship.