After my visit to Cardiff Arms Park a few weeks ago I wrote of the strange way part of it and the adjacent Millennium Stadium are conjoined at the hip – or at least the South Stand. When the Millennium Stadium was constructed at the end of the 1990’s the W.R.U. and Cardiff Athletic Club were barely on speaking terms, and the club refused permission for its South Stand to be demolished.
Now it transpires that talks are on-going between the WRU and Cardiff Athletic Club, and the former have offered to build Cardiff a new stand.The deal depends on Cardiff Athletic Club, which is a federation of sports, agreeing not just a price but how much money should go to its tenants, Cardiff Blues.
However time is running out for the work to be completed by the start of the 2015 World Cup,part of which will be staged in Cardiff.