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Cardiff is famous for its sporting venues. The Welsh celebrate all things sport at any given opportunity, making Cardiff, as the capital, a hub for major sporting events.
Cardiff is a thriving city which plays host to a range of sporting, music and performing arts events throughout the year.
Whether you are a football fan or a rugby fanatic, you can be sure there’s a match happening in Cardiff. The city is home to the Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium Stadium) which is located in the heart of the city ensuring the atmosphere around game time on the streets of Cardiff reach fever pitch. The venue was opened in 1999 and draws on average over 1.3 million visitors per year. It is a popular venue for high profile matches and tournaments like the Rugby World Cup, RBS 6 Nations and FA Cup matches. It is also very popular event venue for major concerts and events like Monster Jam and Beyonce’s World Tour.
Wales Millennium Centre is the home of performing arts in Cardiff Bay. It plays host to a range of activities throughout the year including musicals, the ballet, opera, dance and much more. The centre has a 1,900 seated theatre and has welcomed over 13.5 million visitors since the centre opened in 2004. It has welcomed high profile performances throughout the years and Lord Lloyd-Webber once called it ‘the best theatre built in the world in the last 50 years’. If you are a fan of the performing arts, and are visiting Cardiff then this is an absolute must.
Motorpoint Arena is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre and has a range of events throughout the year. Not only does it attract world-class concerts, but it also plays hosts to sporting events, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.
Swalec Stadium is Wales’ home to cricket and is located in Sophia Gardens on the River Taff. It is a 16,000 seater stadium in Cardiff and is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club. It has seen some high profile cricket matches in the past, like the 1999 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand.
If you are interested in attending sporting events, concerts or performing arts then Cardiff is the perfect city for you. Choose Clayton Hotel Cardiff as your accommodation of choice – with easy access to all major sport and event venues.