Wales: Cardiff City Stadium to host Welsh rugby's prestigious Judgement Day

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Wales: Cardiff City Stadium to host Welsh rugby's prestigious Judgement Day The iconic Cardiff City Stadium is set to be the new battleground for Welsh rugby's much-anticipated Judgement Day, scheduled for June 1. This event marks a significant shift from the traditional Principality Stadium, promising a fresh experience for rugby enthusiasts.


Welsh rugby's popular event finds a new home

For the first time, Cardiff City Stadium will host the Judgement Day double-header, an event in Welsh rugby. This year's event, slated for June 1, will see the Scarlets clashing with the Dragons, and Cardiff squaring off against the Ospreys. These encounters, traditionally held at the Principality Stadium, are being relocated due to scheduling conflicts with another event at the usual venue.

Judgement Day is renowned for showcasing the intense rivalries between Welsh rugby clubs. The event's relocation to Cardiff City Stadium, while a deviation from tradition, offers a unique opportunity to experience these historic clashes in a different setting. Fans' interest in such events is high, although they are increasingly turning to other types of entertainment. For this, they check out top new UK bookmakers, where the best new betting sites in the UK are listed.

Cardiff City Stadium © Stewart Noel Fuller

Another big event at Cardiff City Stadium

Work on the Cardiff stadium began in early 2007 with the demolition of the old buildings, including the athletics stadium. This was because the new development was to include both a new football stadium and a multi-purpose facility with smaller stands. The site is literally across the road from the former Ninian Park, where Cardiff City used to play its matches.

The stadium was originally intended to hold around 30,000 spectators, but the size was eventually reduced slightly. The design was developed by specialists Arup Associates and implemented by Lang O'Rourke, a well-known contractor in Britain. Work took around two years to complete and the official inauguration took place in July 2009, with a friendly match between Cardiff City and Celtic Glasgow.

However, the stadium is not only used by the football team, but also by the Cardiff Blues rugby team, which has signed a contract for use until 2029. It is also not uncommon for the Welsh national football team to be hosted here. Just five years after opening, the venue was also chosen as the arena for the European Super Cup - in 2014. Meanwhile, the year before, the first phase of the expansion began, which added more than 5,000 seats to the East Ninian Stand.

Cardiff City Stadium© hnns_schtt