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Posted on: Sat 24 May 2008

Cardiff City and Cardiff Blues sign stadium contract

Cardiff City and Cardiff Blues are pleased to announce that a
contact has been signed whereby Cardiff Blues will play all of their
home games at the New Stadium upon its completion in 2009.

The licence agreement is set at twenty years as Cardiff City FC and
Cardiff Blues join together to the benefit of the city - supporters
of both sports as a result being able to take advantage of the
impressive new stadium and its state of the art facilities.

Peter Ridsdale, Chairman of Cardiff City Football Club said: "It's a
fantastic day for sport in the city whereby two leading brands will
be playing top level sport in the new stadium. We are very pleased
that Cardiff Blues have signed the licence to play all of their home
games at the stadium over the next twenty years.

"Both Cardiff City Football Club and Cardiff Blues have already
agreed a new training headquarters at the Vale of Glamorgan Resort
and the announcement today further demonstrates how important it is
for major sporting brands in Cardiff to be working together for the
benefit of the wider community.

"Today is an important day in Cardiff City's future sporting history."

Robert Norster, Cardiff Blues CEO said:

"We positively look forward to a new beginning for both codes in a
stadium and facilities designed for modern-day teams and supporters

Our shared training ground at the Vale together with the new stadium
will undoubtedly play a major part in our combined efforts to move
our respective teams forward. The move will also ensure we can
advance and develop further the Cardiff Blues region in the
increasingly competitive world of professional rugby."
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