Cardiff Arms Park
Whilst visiting Cardiff to see Wolves' game with Cardiff City at Ninian Park, I took the time to visit the famous Cardiff Arms Park, home to Welsh Rugby Union side Cardiff Blues. Whilst not the Arms Park, (where the Millennium Stadium now stands), it has always been attached to the side of its bigger neighbour, as can be seen with the Millennium Stadium's North Stand not having been rebuilt due to the Rugby teams reluctance to knock down their own South Stand (which is joined at the back).
The South Stand itself is a two tiered design, with terracing below an upper tier of seats. Opposite is a similar stand, the bmibaby.com Stand. This too has two tiers, with terracing below seats, although the most notable feature is four unusual looking floodlights sticking out at an angle from its roof. At the two ends are similar looking hospitality stands. The Westgate Street End has one row of executive boxes above a small lower tier of seats, whilst opposite, the River End has two rows of executive boxes above each other, but no seats below it.
Despite showing its age in places, it is still a good ground with plenty of character, and looks a good place to watch a game from for those of the Union persuasion.
The Gwyn Nicholls Memorial Gates
The Club's Offices
The join between the South Stand and Millennium Stadium's North Stand
Side of the South Stand
Rear of the River End
Rear of the bmibaby.com Stand
Terracing in the bmibaby.com Stand
The Westgate Street End
The South Stand
The South Stand
The River End
The bmibaby.com Stand
The Gates to the Ground
Cardiff Arms Park Panoramic
(from a return visit in September 2009)