Principality Stadium and Cardiff Arms Park transform into field hospitals


Two major sporting stadia within Wales have been transformed into field hospitals to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. There are plans to have around 2,000 beds in the Principality Stadium with its neighbour helping along.

Principality Stadium

The stadium is now host to a giant marquee under which the beds and medical equipment will be positioned.

Britain’s fourth largest stadium, and the biggest in Wales, is currently host of a 27 bed ward.

The team behind the work have already taken in 300 beds and a lot more kit will go through ‘Gatland’s Gate’ in the coming days and weeks.

Arms Park in medical hands

The Cardiff Arms Park is being utilised as part of the Dragon’s Heart hospital and has already seen flooring laid upon the artificial turf.

With no rugby action for the foreseeable future the grounds, along with Parc Y Scarlets have seen the takeover for medical purposes in the bid to fight covid-19. Rodney Parade, host of the Dragons, Newport County AFC and Newport RFC is also being labelled as a possible site for a medical facility.


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The Principality Stadium has been turned into a field hospital. Credit @Rreesrugby.