2012 London Olympics Millennium Stadium Venue

2012 London Olympics Lord's Cricket Ground

Millennium Stadium Key Facts

Location Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates Coordinates: 51°28′41.73″N 3°10′57.29″W51°28′41.73″N 3°10′57.29″W
Broke ground 1997
Opened 26 June 1999 
Owner Welsh Rugby Union
Operator Welsh Rugby Union
Surface Grass
Construction cost £121 million
Architect Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture
WS Atkins 
Capacity 74,500 
Field dimensions 120 × 79 m (390 × 259 ft) 

2012 London Olympics Lord's Cricket Ground Key Facts

  • Sport: Football
  • Capacity: 74,600
  •  Existing, permanent

About the Millennium Stadium

The Millennium stadium is the national stadium of Wales. It is situated in the capital city of Cardiff on the banks of the River Taff. The owner and the operator of the stadium is Welsh Rugby Union. The stadium was constructed to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup. The Millennium stadium has a retractable roof and the capacity of the stadium is 74, 000. The stadium has successfully hosted a number of world-class events such as FA Cup finals and the 1999 Rugby World Cup Final.

The total building cost of the stadium was £121 million, out of which £46 million were funded by Millennium Commission.

Millennium Stadium during the Games

The Millennium Stadium will host Football, the very first game of the London Olympics 2012. Women’s Football matches will start in the stadium on 24th July. The men's bronze medal match will also be hosted in Millennium stadium.

Millennium Stadium after the Games

The venue will return to its traditional role and will be used as the home of the Welsh football and rugby teams.

How to reach the Millennium Stadium

Though the venue is situated outside of the London it could be reached by the help of public transport. The stadium is situated at a walkable distance from the Cardiff Central station. Park-and-ride sites serving the location are available from the motorway network. Most importantly travel to the site is not included in the price of the ticket booked to enjoy the event.

While London Underground, DLR, Coach, London Over ground, River are not the travel options for this venue, National Rail, bus, taxis and private vehicles are the most convenient ways of transportation to Millennium Stadium. One can go to the venue by cycle or even by walk, as it is well-connected with all the areas of the city. Safe, managed cycle parking will be made available during the event even at free of cost.

More Information on Millennium Stadium

The management appeals the visitors to follow the signs provided by the transport volunteers to find the ways and directions for their destinations easily.
If you are planning to visit Millennium Stadium, plan your journey well in advance and do not forget to check for the last minute changes before the visit.