Cardiff International Sports Stadium

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Stadiwm Chwaraeon Rhyngwladol Caerdydd
Cardiff International Sports Stadium logo.jpg
Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club.JPG
Location Leckwith, Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates 51°28′23″N 3°12′36″W / 51.47306°N 3.21000°W / 51.47306; -3.21000Coordinates: 51°28′23″N 3°12′36″W / 51.47306°N 3.21000°W / 51.47306; -3.21000
Owner Cardiff Council
Operator Cardiff Council
Capacity 4,953 (seated: 2,553; standing: 2,400)
Surface Track & Field (Grass)
Broke ground March 2007
Built 2007-08
Opened 19 January 2009
Construction cost £5.7million
Main contractors Cowlin[1]
Welsh Athletics
Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club
Cardiff City L.F.C.
Cardiff Grange Harlequins F.C.

The Cardiff International Sports Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm Chwaraeon Rhyngwladol Caerdydd), is an athletics stadium in the Leckwith area of Cardiff, Wales.

The stadium opened in 2009 as part of the major Leckwith Development, which included a new football and rugby stadium, the Cardiff City Stadium, and a retail park.

In July 2015, Cardiff Council let the stadium and its grounds to Cardiff and Vale College, who further sublet the sports facilities to the House of Sport Limited,[2] this lease runs for 30 years as a result of which the stadium is no longer open to the public during the day, although evening opening is unaffected.


The original completion date of the main stadium building and floodlighting of the running track was moved back from May 2008 to early September 2008.[3]

The stadium has replaced the older Cardiff Athletics Stadium, which has been demolished as part of the overall Leckwith development, which includes the Cardiff City Stadium.[4]

The £5.7million project took 46 weeks to build.[5]

Official Opening[edit]

The official opening of Cardiff International Sports Stadium was on 19 January 2009, attended by former Welsh athletics star Colin Jackson.[6]


Stadium capacity is 4,953; 2,553 seated and 2,400 standing.[7]

The stadium includes a gym, AstroTurf pitches, meeting rooms, and offices.

It includes the headquarters of Welsh Athletics—the sport's governing body for Wales—and Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Work begins on Leckwith athletic stadium
  2. ^ Report to the Council, 15 March 2015, Cardiff Council. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  3. ^ Cardiff Athletics Stadium Archived June 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Cardiff Council.
  4. ^ The Leckwith Development Archived June 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Cardiff Council.
  5. ^ "Supporting sporting Cardiff" (PDF). 2007. Archived from the original (pdf) on August 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jacko back to his roots to open city's new sports arena.", South Wales Echo, 20 January 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Cardiff International Sports Stadium". Cardiff City Council website. Cardiff Council. 2 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 

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