Millenium Stadium

Rugby World Cup venue guide: Millennium Stadium

When that roof shuts, feel the noise.

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Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Capacity: 74,154

The home of Welsh rugby and one of the most impressive stadiums selected to host fixtures at this Rugby World Cup. The Millennium is the second largest sports venue in the world with a fully retractable roof, which means the pitch will be in pristine condition come next September.

Once the roof is deployed it would be hard to find a better sporting atmosphere anywhere in the world.

The Welsh are notoriously passionate rugby supporters and there is no doubt that with eight World Cup fixtures, including two of Wales’ Pool games, Cardiff could be one of the best places to visit whether you’ve got a ticket or not.

Fans watch Wales play France in their World Cup Semi Final match on the big screen at the Millennium Stadium in 2011.

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Host to:

Saturday 19 September 2015: Kick off 1430, Ireland v Canada (Pool D, Match 3).

Sunday 20 September 2015: Kick off 1430, Wales v Uruguay (Pool A, Match 7).

Wednesday 23 September 2015: Kick off 1645, Australia v Fiji (Pool A, Match 10).

Thursday 1 October 2015: Kick off 1645, Wales v Fiji (Pool A, Match 21).

Friday 2 October 2015: Kick off 2000, New Zealand v Georgia (Pool C, Match 23).

Sunday 11 October 2015: Kick off 1645, France v Ireland (Pool D, Match 39).

Saturday 17 October 2015: Kick off 2000, TBC v TBC (Quarter Finals, Match 42).

Sunday 18 October 2015: Kick off 1300, TBC v TBC (Quarter Finals, Match 43).

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