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Three-year lease extension agreed

Corporate | 5th April 2022

Cardiff Rugby can confirm a new three-year lease extension for the Arms Park has been agreed with Cardiff Athletic Club.

The extension will ensure the Blue and Blacks will remain at the iconic ground until at least Spring 2025. 

It will also allow Cardiff Athletic Club the opportunity to further explore the redevelopment of the Arms Park and a long-term lease agreement. 

Cardiff Rugby chairman Alun Jones said: “We’re really pleased to finalise this short-term extension with Cardiff Athletic Club and are grateful to them for their continued support.

“This extension enables the Athletic Club and their property company to pursue the potential for redevelopment at the Arms Park and a long-term future for professional rugby in the city centre. 

“We look forward to offering the input of the company and the club’s supporters to any future development.”

Cardiff Athletic Club chairman, Keith Morgan, added: “We opted for a three-year extension at the end of 2020 due to the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent financial challenges. 

“It is a holding lease as we look to clarify the long-term situation. We want to redevelop and we want to have Cardiff Rugby here at the Arms Park.

“We now look forward to continuing discussions over a longer-term lease as soon as the development situation is fully explored.”