Number One Welsh Icon
15th March 2010, 9:59 am By Principality Stadium
The Millennium Stadium has been voted the number one Welsh icon, by the listeners of Red Dragon FM.
Red Dragon’s ‘Welsh Icons’ vote ran around St David’s Day and has given people the chance to stake their claim on the thing which inspires them the most in Wales.
The Millennium Stadium received 29% of the votes cast and listeners told Red Dragon FM they voted for the stadium as it was a centre for so many great things in Wales, particularly sport and music, and was such a dominant figure in the nation’s capital.
Millennium Stadium venue sales manager Alex Luff said: “We are thrilled that the people of Wales have backed the Millennium Stadium not only for its reputation as the home of Welsh sport but also acknowledging our commitment to bringing the biggest and best live music acts to Cardiff.
“We celebrated our tenth anniversary with a record breaking year in 2009 and are now looking forward to the arrival of rock legend Paul McCartney in June 2010.”
The promotion put the Millennium Stadium up against icons such as Tom Jones, The Stereophonics and the Welsh Valleys.
The stadium was championed, in the vote, by Red Dragon daytime presenter Tony Scott.
Tony said: “For me the stadium is a perfect example of modern Wales. The centre of the biggest events in the nation. It’s 74,000 seats of Welsh pride”.
The breakdown of the votes for each are: Millennium Stadium 29%, Tom Jones 19%, The Valleys 14%, Duffy 7%, Caroline Street 5% and the Cardiff City Stadium 2%.