Cardiff to host 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final
The 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final will be played at Cardiff City Stadium, the first time a Welsh venue has been selected for the competition’s showpiece event in over a decade.
Taking place on June 20, the fixture will see the competition’s victors decided on Welsh soil for the first time since Munster claimed victory over Neath in the 2003 Celtic League Final at the Principality Stadium.
The event has seen four record attendances in succession, the most recent of which came when 47,128 packed into Celtic Park for the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster..
Opened in 2009 and with a capacity of 33,280, Cardiff City Stadium has played host to a host of notable occasions in recent years.
As well as being the home ground for the Welsh men’s football team, the arena was the host venue for the 2011 European Challenge Cup Final, the 2014 UEFA Super Cup and the 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final.
It has also played host to the top tier of English football, with tenants Cardiff City FC having competed in the Premier League across two different spells during the last decade.
Speaking at the launch, Guinness PRO14 CEO Martin Anayi said: “We have long heard the voices of the Welsh fans who wanted to see the Guinness PRO14 Final take place here and it’s great that all of the pieces have finally fallen into place for 2020. Choosing Cardiff City Stadium as the location for next year’s Final allows us to aim for a sell-out event after four successive years of setting new attendance records.
“Although the stadium itself may be known for the round ball, Cardiff is one of the most attractive rugby cities across the world and we hope that it’s not just the local fans who are excited, but everyone from around our competing nations and beyond.”
Tickets will go on general sale on Wednesday 28 August, with prices starting at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees).
Fans can gain access to an exclusive presale window for 48 hours on Monday, August 26 by signing up as a member of PRO14 Xtra – visit xtra.pro14rugby.org or download the Official PRO14 App to gain access.