The national stadium in Cardiff is the nation's largest venue. Seating 74,500 people and bringing in 1.3 million visitors per year, this stadium is hailed as the most prestigious live entertainment centre in Wales. Home to the Welsh national rugby union team, the venue may not have the longest history, having only been built in 1999, but it's already seen two Six Nations Grand Slam victories for the home country. The venue is the second largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof, making for thrilling floodlit entertainment whatever time of day and whatever the weather.
Live Events at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff
The venue has seen a multitude of different performances with everything from sport to live music and even fundraising events. Past greats to have graced the stage include Irish rockers U2, the princess of pop Rihanna and legendary group The Rolling Stones. The stadium's inaugural rugby union test match between Wales and South Africa saw the home country managed to emerge triumphant with the final score standing at 29-19. Expect more rugby action in 2016, when the stadium plays host to Welsh home games in the thrilling Six Nations tournament.
Located right on the River Taff in the heart of the city centre, the stadium is easily accessible and surrounded by bars and restaurants. For those driving into Cardiff from the M4, simply take the A48 straight into the city centre. There is no dedicated car parking at the stadium, but private parking is available across the city. Park and Ride is a simple way of avoiding traffic, allowing you to leave your car on the outskirts of the city and catch a dedicated bus service directly into Cardiff. For those using public transport, Cardiff Central bus and train station are located just five minutes' walk from the venue.
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If you've been inspired to experience more live entertainment, why not check out the latest listings at venues across Cardiff? See what's happening at the Motorpoint Arena or the city's rock 'n' roll hub The Globe.
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