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Sport is a big part of the culture of Cardiff and going to see an event or match is a quintessential part of studying abroad here.

In addition to the large venues described below, almost every sport is played in Cardiff. If you can't find the sport you are looking for contact the Study Abroad Office.

There is also a section about sport and fitness at the University on this website.

Millennium Stadium

The Millennium Stadium is a famous part of the Cardiff skyline. It is unusual in being a 70,000 seater stadium but located in the city centre.

Because of it's small footprint but large capacity, it has an intimidating atmosphere for opposing teams, particularly when Wales are playing rugby at home.

The stadium also hosts big name concerts and more unusual sporting events like monster trucks and speedway.

International Sports Village

Located in Cardiff Bay, the International Sports Village is a huge regeneration venture.

In addition to an ice-rink (home to the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team) and White Water Centre, the village has Cardiff International Pool - a world-class swimming venue with a 50m Olympic pool.

When complete the village will also have an indoor snow centre.

Cardiff City Stadium

The Cardiff City Stadium located south west of the city centre is home to Cardiff City football (soccer) club and Cardiff Blues rugby team. Most of the Welsh national soccer side home games are also played there. Both sports have passionate followers in Cardiff.

Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens are located next to Bute Park and is where Glamorgan Cricket Club play their matches (and occasionally the England team) in the Swalec Stadium.

Although you may not at first know the rules of cricket, after a sunny day out at the ground you may understand why it is the second most popular sport in the world (and why two billion people watch the cricket world cup).

Sophia Gardens also hosted Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1891!

Study Abroad (JYA)