MILLENNIUM STADIUM CARDIFF
CAPACITY: 74,000 NORMAL USE: National stadium of Wales POPULATION OF CARDIFF: 320,000 CARDIFF IS FAMOUS FOR..? Manic Street Preachers, Charlotte Church and having a pretty lame castle.
IRELAND V CANADA // WALES V URUGUAY AUSTRALIA V FIJI // NZ V GEORGIA // WALES V FIJI // FRANCE V IRELAND // QUARTER FINAL 1 // QUARTER FINAL 3
An absolutely brilliant venue that was too hard for the organisers to resist. Which they kind of should have as the tournament is in England and Cardiff is in Wales. But there you go. And they couldn’t resist because the Millennium, which was built for the 1999 World Cup, has a retractable roof and is right smack in the middle of the city. Cardiff is a rugby city and Wales is a rugby country and the place will be buzzing for the World Cup. The noise at the Millennium will be deafening and the atmosphere incredible. The All Blacks of course have played a quarterfinal in Cardiff before...but lets not go there.