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Rugby at Principality Stadium, Cardiff (image © WRU)

Our stadiums and facilities for competing are world-class, so we are able to host major international sporting events to the highest standard. Need a little more convincing? Look at our track record and you’ll see our popularity increasing year on year:

The quality of our training facilities in Wales, along with the friendly welcome, encourages many international teams to choose Wales for their Pre-Games or Pre- Tournament Training Camps.

  • The #RoadToCardiff …Cardiff hosted both the men’s and the women’s Champions League Finals in 2017
  • Wales was the 1999 Rugby World Cup host nation
  • FA Cup Finals were played at Principality Stadium between 2000-2006
  • Sell-out Ashes Tests in 2009 & 2015 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 were held at the were held at SSE Swalec Stadium 
  • Ryder Cup in 2010, the third largest sporting event in the World was hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
  • The IPC Athletics European Championships were held in Swansea in 2014
  • Extreme Sailing Series has returned to Cardiff for 5 years and in 2018 we will host the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race.
  • 8 games of the England Rugby World Cup 2015 were hosted in Principality Stadium 
  • FIA World Rally 2017 penultimate round will be at the Deeside Rally Village
  • Autumn International and RBS Six Nations rugby matches are played in Principality Stadium every year

24 separate national training camps based themselves throughout Wales in 2012, to prepare in high quality pre-Games training facilities for both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Involving nearly 850 athletes, coaches and support staff and providing its own unique legacy with many countries returning year on year to benefit from the world-class facilities here in Wales.

Pick a venue below to see what sport you can watch there or where to bring your team to train and compete…

 

Principality Stadium

Our national stadium, home to the Welsh rugby team and host to a variety of events including Speedway and music concerts! (formerly the Millennium Stadium)

SSE Swalec

Cardiff is also home to SSE Swalec where a number of top international cricket games take place.

Cardiff City Stadium

Not just home to Cardiff City FC, The Welsh Football National team play there home games here and music events are often lined up.

Celtic Manor Resort Golf Course

If you fancy playing a round of golf, then why not start at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, one of Europe’s leading golf courses and home to the Ryder Cup 2010 course. 

Ice Arena Wales

As well as playing host to the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team, the centre offers public skating, discos and figure skating lessons.

Wales National Velodrome

Wales National Velodrome, Newport, is a high quality indoor facility of international standard. Home to Welsh cycling and hosts many national competitions. Team GB and Paralympic GB trained here for London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004. Image © Shane Sutton

Cardiff International Pool

Located in Cardiff Bay, the pool has a range of exciting activities that everyone can enjoy, including an Olympic size 50m pool, as well as a leisure pool with flumes and a lazy river.

Liberty Stadium

Home to both Swansea City football team and the Ospreys rugby team. It also hosts music concerts and conferences.