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Cardiff's Millennium Stadium Plans Include Retail, Hotel, Convention Center

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

Plans for a hotel, flats and conference facilities linked to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium "have been unveiled by the Welsh Rugby Union," according to the BBC. The multi-million pound scheme "has been in the pipeline" since '07 but the "global financial crisis delayed it." Now the WRU hopes "building...

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