The Cardiff Arms Park is a sports complex in Cardiff, Wales. The complex is and has been home to mutiple sports stadia and other facilities.

Sports grounds that are and have been built on the site include:

The Les Spence Memorial Gates were erected in memory of the former Cardiff RFU player, who captained the team in 1936–37. He was born in 1907 and became chairman of the Cardiff RFU and president of the WRU between 1973 and 1974. He was awarded an MBE and died in 1988.[3]
Cardiff Cricket Club played their final game at the ground against Lydney Cricket Club on 17 September 1966. Both Cardiff Cricket Club and Glamorgan then moved to a new ground at Sophia Gardens on the opposite bank of the River Taff to the Arms Park following work on the creation of the national rugby stadium.[7]
The first first-class cricket match to be held on the ground was between West of England and East of England, on 20 June 1910. In all more than 240 first-class matches were played on the ground, all but two involving Glamorgan as the home team.[8] Only one List A cricket match was played on the ground, Glamorgan's Gillette Cup fixture against Somerset on 22 May 1963.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cardiff Athletic Bowls Club". Cardiff Athletic Bowls Club. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  2. ^ Fordham, Alice (12 August 2006). "Let the good times roll". London: Times Newspapers. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Les Spence Memorial Gates, Cardiff Arms Park". History Points. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Cardiff Arms Park – a short History – Early Cricket in Cardiff". Glamorgan County Cricket Club & CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Cardiff Arms Park – a short History – Early County Cricket at the Arms Park". Glamorgan County Cricket Club & CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Cardiff Arms Park – a short History – Championship cricket at the Arms Park". Glamorgan County Cricket Club & CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  7. ^ "Cardiff Arms Park – a short History – The end of county cricket at the Arms Park". Glamorgan County Cricket Club & CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  8. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Cardiff Arms Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Glamorgan List A Matches played on Cardiff Arms Park". Glamorgan County Cricket Club & CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 15 May 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
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