Parc y Scarlets
|Clubs||Llanelli Scarlets, Llanelli RFC|
|Construction||09/2007 - 11/2008|
|Cost||£ 23 million|
|Contractor||Andrew Scott Ltd|
|Address||Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 9UX, UK|
Parc y Scarlets – stadium description
Lying just beside Swansea, Llanelli may be a small town in British scale, but the sporting traditions are far from small, especially in rugby. This is where Stradey Park stadium had been used for over 120 years before a new development in the east of Llanelli came to fruition in 2007-2008. Now history is being written at Parc y Scarlets, both by rugby and football players.
This project was carried out jointly by Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Scarlets team, consuming some £23 million. Delivered ahead of schedule in late 2008, the stadium accommodates almost 15,000 people and has some room left for potential expansion despite enclosed form. The south stand is most important as it comprises all sporting and hospitality amenities.
As the name rightly suggests, Scarlets are the anchor tenant, but the stadium is also used by Llanelli RFC. Additionally, when playing for European glory, the football team Llanelli AFC play their games here. Further football use comes with the Welsh Cup final, national team friendlies and Swansea reserves’ fixtures.