More than 1,000 corporate guests and thousands more supporters packed into Cardiff Arms Park ahead of Wales’ Guinness Six Nations clash with England on Saturday.
In a hugely successful weekend for the club, a hosts of events took place with the Six Nations marquee centrepiece.
On Friday night the marquee hosted the Two Tribes event of Jamie Roberts testimonial year.
Almost 500 guests attended the evening, hosted by Gethin Jones, where they were treated to an acoustic set from Manic Street Preachers lead singer James Dean Bradfield and a Q&A from former Lions trio Shane Williams, Simon Shaw and Ugo Monye alongside the former Cardiff, Wales and Lions centre.Thousands of pounds were raised on the evening thanks to comedy auctioneer Jonny Gould with proceeds going to Noah’s Ark hospital.
The following day the Arms Park was even busier with events running across the site ahead of the big game.
Again, close to 500 people packed into the marquee for the latest Six Nations Locker Room event in partnership with Genero, to preview the Championship fixture and BT held an event with rugby legends including Sir Gareth Edwards, while the Jack Matthews bar and numerous private boxes were in full operation.
Thousands also came through the gates to attend the Official Guinness Fanzone, with both games of the day shown live on the big screen.
Cardiff Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Rhys Blumberg said: “The whole weekend was an enormous success for us here at the Arms Park and I must thank the off field team for their efforts to facilitate such a busy and successful weekend.
“It was fantastic to see the Arms Park so busy, especially on Saturday, and it is quickly become the place to enjoy the Cardiff Six Nations atmosphere whether in the fanzone, hospitality or in the clubhouse as an Athletic Club member.
“We continue to grow and improve our offering for all, not only at Cardiff games but around other matches and events at the Principality Stadium or with ancillary events such as the Tennis Wales awards dinner which was in the marquee the Thursday.
“We are doing everything we can to maximise on every opportunity and look forward to staging further events, with an eye already on the summer and Rugby World Cup.”