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  • Cardiff Blues Threaten To Leave Arms Park

    ... reported that the Blues had an offer of £8m for a 150-year lease rejected by CAC. The Welsh region currently pay £120k per year on a lease that expires in 2022. The Blues think they have a number of potential city centre locations lined up: last October Cardiff Council identified six possible sites for a new 15,000-capacity multi-purpose arena. The idea was to build a venue that would attract international sporting events to the city, such as ATP tennis, boxing or basketball games. The six si...

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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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  • 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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  • WRU Wins Race To Stage European Finals

    ... will provide a huge boost for the local economy. “We know from experience that it will be a fantastic rugby occasion and a great opportunity for Cardiff and Wales to welcome tens of thousands of supporters,” he said. “We will work closely with Cardiff Council and the Welsh Government to make this yet another great event which will deliver millions of pounds into the wider South Wales economy and this is great news at this challenging economic period in our history. “There is something s...

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  • Cardiff Blues Train On Artificial Pitch For First Time

    Here’s a clip from BBC Wales Today's Ashliegh Crowter, catching up with the Cardiff Blues as they train on their new artificial pitch for the first time. Cardiff Blues Director of rugby Phil Davies emphasises their desire to play an attractive brand of rugby at Cardiff Arms Park. Sharks visit the Blues on Friday in a pre-season friendly. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/23775293  ...

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  • Blues Remain In The Red

    Cardiff Blues submitted their latest set of accounts to Companies House this week, revealing that the region made a pre-tax loss of £238,552 in the year ending 31 May 2014. That is an improvement on the £259,450 loss made the previous year and the region increased its turnover by six per cent to £7,952,552 in the space of 12 months. In the year ending 30 May 2012 the Blues made a major pre-tax loss of £3.8 million but a combination of their return to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, a 25 per...

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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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  • Blues Quality Not Quantity Approach To Cost Ponty & Cardiff

    Cardiff Blues are to run a much smaller but higher quality squad and end their policy of providing players free to charge to Pontypridd and Cardiff RFC, according to Wales Online. The Arms Park-based region currently employ no fewer than 65 players at senior and academy level. They plan to cut that figure back drastically for next season, by having 38-40 senior players, supported by a group of academy youngsters. At present, a number of Blues employees play the bulk of their rugby at Premiershi...

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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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  • Blues Switch To Macron

    Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Macron will be their new kit supplier from next season until 2022. The Bologna-based sporting apparel company replace Canterbury, who have been the Welsh region's kit supplier for more than 10 years. This new partnership will see all Cardiff Blues age-grades, the ladies set-up and the senior men all supplied with bespoke kits. The majority of both the teamwear and leisurewear ranges have been designed specifically for Cardiff Blues, combining traditional styles...

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