Cardiff Arms Park

  • Cardiff Blues Threaten To Leave Arms Park

    Cardiff Blues have expressed their exasperation with being unable to come to a renewed lease agreement on Cardiff Arms Park that they have announced they will be looking for alternative home grounds from 2022 onwards. A club statement on Monday said: “Following a meeting of the Cardiff Blues board today, the decision was made to redouble efforts to secure a long-term home with a 'fit for purpose' stadium and therefore the company will now explore alternative options away from Cardiff Arms Park...

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  • Cardiff City RL Ready To Launch

    The newly formed Cardiff City Rugby League club is getting set to officially launch with a friendly against the South Wales Scorpions for their first ever game at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday 11th February. Cardiff City RL, who came about after a merger between Cardiff Demons and Cardiff Spartans, will officially launch at the friendly fixture ahead of the new season. Cardiff City coach Phil Carleton said: "This match will be a great opportunity for Wales to showcase Rugby League in the capita...

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  • Games Moved From Sardis Road While Surface Is Tested

    The WRU have announced that day one of the 2017 U18 International Series will now be held at Taffs Well and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park rather than at Sardis Road, Pontypridd this Saturday. Due to recent issues surrounding the playing surface, it has been agreed with Pontypridd that it would be played elsewhere in order to ensure testing on the surface is as thorough as possible. Tests were required after seven Merthyr players complained of friction burns from the Sardis Road pitch and had pi...

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  • Blues Weighing Up Artificial Pitch

    Cardiff Blues have confirmed that they are interested in installing a new artificial pitch at Cardiff Arms Park in time for the start of next season. Such 4G surfaces reportedly cost around £500,000 initially with an additional £18,000 per annum for maintenance and chief executive Richard Holland has told the South Wales Echo that he is “looking at ways of potentially financing it”. The Welsh region were the first visitors to Saracens’ Allianz Park in January and Holland said the Blues...

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  • New Light On Blues' Arms Park Offer

    It turns out that the lease agreement Cardiff Blues were looking for from Cardiff Athletic Club, their landlords at Cardiff Arms Park, was merely a three-year option to fully formulate a development plan for the centrally-located property rather than the 150-year, £8m commitment that the Welsh region’s statement last week detailed. The Blues' current lease on the ground in the centre of Cardiff expires in 2022. The rugby club threatened to find an alternative home ground last week after being...

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  • Cardiff Blues Return to Arms Park

    Cardiff Blues have announced that their matches for the 2012/13 season and beyond will once again be played at Cardiff Arms Park. The Blues moved from the Arms Park to the newly built Cardiff City Stadium in the summer of 2009, which seats 26,828. In February 2012 the Blues played two games, Ulster and Connacht, at the Arms Park, which only seats 12,500 however the games proved popular with supporters. Following these games, and subsequent consultations with supporters and sponsors, Cardiff Blu...

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  • WRU To Run Cardiff Blues From July

    The WRU will find itself running two PRO12 teams from July 1st after takeover of The Dragons was confirmed last week and the Cardiff Blues caretaking role to be assumed during the redevelopment of Cardiff Arms Park may not be the temporary arrangement first suggested. The Cardiff Blues franchise is to be handed back to the Welsh Rugby Union, who will take over responsibility for the region from July 1. The Union will assume a caretaking role while the Blues board focus on the proposed redevelopm...

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  • South Wales Scorpions Considering Arms Park Move

    Speculation is growing regarding a possible move by the South Wales Scorpions to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park after a successful one-off fixture at the stadium for the rugby league side last week. 486 were in attendance in the Welsh capital as the Scorpions claimed a late win over London Skolars and fans were invited to offer their thoughts on the day via the club's Facebook account, with the Scorpions responding by saying that plans were afoot to take at least more than one game to the ground...

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  • Blues Annex Cardiff RFC

    Cardiff Blues are reported to be taking over the running of the Cardiff RFC Premiership team and a new coaching group is being installed. Wales Online has reported that, until now, the club side has been run by a rugby section of Cardiff Athletic Club, which owns the Arms Park and leases it out to the region. The Blues are assuming direct responsibility for the semi-pro team, who currently lie in ninth place in the Premiership table. The plan is for the club side to provide a playing opportunity...

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  • Foster’s Sponsors Inaugural WRU Sevens

    Foster’s has agreed a deal to become the first ever title sponsor of the brand new WRU National Sevens tournament, which takes place at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 25 August. The competition, which features the 12 Principality Premiership teams and four other sides, is hoping to draw in the crowds with a summer beach party theme for the August Bank Holiday event and create a following for future years. The financial value of the sponsorship arrangement with the Australian lager brand has not b...

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