Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium drives £130 million each year into the Welsh economy
An into the economic impact of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, has revealed that it generates more than £130million a year for the city and nation and sustains more than 2,500 permanent jobs. The report carried out by Econactive Ltd for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) concluded that the financial benefits delivered by events at the Stadium designed by Populous are highly significant within the context of Welsh tourism. The results of the report were unveiled Thursday by First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Event Wales International Conference in Cardiff. Jones, said:
‘This thought provoking report reiterates the importance of major events to the economic development and regeneration of host cities and regions and demonstrates the part played by the Millennium Stadium in achieving this. The stadium is a key component of what Wales has to offer as a host of major events. The stadium has set its sights on attracting high profile events of global importance which have attracted more visitors from outside Wales. We look forward to working with the Millennium Stadium as we continue to expand on our exciting portfolio of events which showcases Wales as a contemporary and dynamic nation.’
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