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CARDIFF IS A SPORTING CAPITAL

Cardiff has developed a fine reputation as a world class sporting events city over recent years. Named as the European Capital of Sport in 2014, the quality of our facilities continues to attract major international events. The highlights of Cardiff’s host city CV include the 2012 Olympics, 2015 Rugby World Cup, 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race and the 2022 WWE Clash at the Castle.

SEE OUR TEAMS IN ACTION

Cardiff is proud to boast 4 successful, top level sports teams, all based here in the city. With these teams in town there is always an incredible choice of sporting action right on our doorstep. So, get ready to support our teams and make some noise!

Cardiff City are a professional association football club currently playing in the EFL Championship; however, they have brought Premier League football to the city twice in the last 10 years, most recently in 2019.

Cardiff Devils are a British Elite Ice Hockey League team and narrowly missed out on a third consecutive title in the final match of the 2019 season, they are the current reigning EIHL Playoff Champions.

Cardiff Rugby play at the famous Cardiff Arms Park and compete in the United Rugby Championship. Cardiff brought silverware home as recently as 2018 with their victory in the European Challenge Cup.

Glamorgan Cricket are the only first-class county team based in Wales and play their home matches at Sophia Gardens on the banks of the river Taff. Glamorgan clinched their first silverware for 17 years in 2021 as they won the Royal London Cup.

WE ASKED, THEY ANSWERED

Want to know our sports stars favourite haunts across the city? We've pitched all important questions to a player of the city's main teams.

SPORTS EVENTS IN CARDIFF

THE HOME OF WELSH RUGBY

Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is a world-class sporting arena with a giant retractable roof and a capacity of 74,000 people. A Mecca for rugby fans, the stadium is home to Wales’ national team during the Six Nations and Autumn Internationals. A truly multi-purpose venue, it has also hosted two Rugby World Cups, massive football matches, boxing and motorsports, as well as a range of major concerts.

SPORTS TOURS

Go behind the scenes of our iconic sporting venues, find out their history and check out the changing rooms of champions.

SPORTS TOURS

Go behind the scenes of our iconic sporting venues, find out their history and check out the changing rooms of champions.

SPORTS TOURS

Go behind the scenes of our iconic sporting venues, find out their history and check out the changing rooms of champions.

SPORTS TOURS

Go behind the scenes of our iconic sporting venues, find out their history and check out the changing rooms of champions.

Introducing Cardiff's

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS VILLAGE

Bordering the fresh water lake created by Cardiff Bay Barrage, ISV boasts two Olympic standard facilities, used as training venues in the 2012 London games – Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff International Pool are just some of the gems in Cardiff’s sporting crown!

Neighbouring these is the modern Ice Arena Wales, serving as both a public skating rink and home of the Cardiff Devils. Soon to be joined by five brand-new facilities including a Central Performance Hub, velodrome and ‘clip and climb’ centre.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

If you're coming to Cardiff for a sporting event and need a helping hand to plan your journey, then check out our advice on public transport, active travel, car parking and road closures - plus maps of the city to help you get to the centre of the action.

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