MILLENNIUM STADIUM GETS £3M UPGRADE

The Millennium Stadium has invested almost £3m on a brand new state of the art audio and visual entertainment system.

The 90metre-square screens along with nearly 500 high-definition TVs around the ground have been installed in the biggest single investment in the stadium since it was completed in 1999.

Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) chief executive Roger Lewis said: “Our ambition within Welsh rugby is taking Wales to the world and bringing the world to Wales.

"This is a big day for the WRU, a big day for the Millennium Stadium and a big day for Wales."

The cutting edge system was provided by American technology company Cisco. A central control room remotely controls each of the 470 screens, which can stream individual content at the same time.

It is hoped the new facilities will attract more investment and more visitors to Wales.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "This stadium is now 11 years old but if you go down to that pitch it almost looks newer now than when it was first built."

Millennium Stadium is due to host between 12 and 15 football matches for the 2012 Olympics.

Posted on 06/11/2010