Cardiff Blues have confirmed that their forthcoming derby matches against the Ospreys and the Scarlets will be played at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Blues recorded wins against Connacht and Ulster in front of crowds of 8,000 and 8,600 supporters respectively, when they played at the Arms Park. However, with some big Welsh derbies coming up, it was decided to give an opportunity for the maximum number of supporters the chance to get tickets for these crucial matches.
Speaking of the decision, Cardiff Blues Chief Executive Richard Holland said:
“Playing the Connacht and Ulster matches at the Arms Park has proved to be a very constructive exercise and certainly answers a lot of questions for us going forward.
“We are fortunate that we are able to play matches at both grounds which offer us different facilities for the whole spectrum of our support.
“We had a crowd of 22,000 for the Ospreys and 14,000 for the Scarlets last season and the maximum capacity at the Arms Park would be 9,000.
“Therefore it makes sense for us to play these matches back at the Cardiff City Stadium which is our home and a fantastic facility and hopefully there will be a large crowd getting behind the team.”
The Cardiff Blues v Ospreys matches will be played on the weekend of 13/14/15 April, with details to be confirmed shortly.