PRINCIPALITY STADIUM TO HOST WALES SEMI FINAL MATCH

The Principality Stadium is set to show the game between Wales and Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2016 ongoing in France.

In 2011, the stadium opened its doors to fans when the Welsh rugby team played France in the semi final of the World Cup.

The Cardiff Euro 2016 fanzone has also been moved to the stadium for the semi final clash with the Portuguese side on Wednesday. Welsh fans will be able to see the game for free at the stadium as the Welsh Rugby Union joined with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff Council. The game will take over from Cooper’s field as the location for the fanzone for increased capacity so fans can watch the biggest game in the history of the country’s football.

A 100ft screen will be installed alongside the already existing two screens at the venue. The game comes five years after the one in which Wales played France. The game is set to be played in Lyon in France. The Swansea Council also announced that they would host fans in a 20,000 capacity fanzone at Singleton Park.

The game is the furthest the Wales team has ever reached in an international tournament. The Principality stadium will be operating on a first-come-first-serve basis as the stadium is restricted. The restriction is part due to it being taken up with a Speedway track ahead of Saturday’s Grand Prix event. Supporters can make a donation but the gates will be open to all. Any profit from the donation is set to be shared equally between WRU grassroots initiatives, FAW Trust and the Lord Mayor’s charity, Cancer Research Wales. The organizers claim they planned the event as they didn’t want anyone left out of the historic moment.

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