Calon Y Stadiwm offering supporters opportunity to take their place at the very heart of the stadium
30th January 2024, 11:00 am By Philip Giouras
As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Principality Stadium is excited to reveal ‘Calon y Stadiwm’. Supporters will now have the opportunity to be part of the fabric of the stadium by purchasing their very own personalised plaque that will sit on a commemorative wall within the beating heart of the arena, the stadium bowl.
The high-quality plaques will be set into the wall located on the South Stand, between the posts in the thick of the action. As the name ‘Calon y Stadiwm’ suggests, rugby supporters will be able to take their place within the heart of the stadium. The substantial weight of the zinc plaque testifies to its meticulous craftsmanship, promising a testament that will endure.
Principality Stadium Manager, Mark Williams, said of the announcement: “The Calon y Stadiwm initiative is a great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the stadium. They will be a reminder of the memorable moments that have been created here and a fitting tribute to the fans who have made this place so special.”
The commemorative installation also features one of the most important features of a match day, the Welsh national anthem, with the lyrics running along the top, framing the wall. Williams adds, “Supporters travel from all over the world to experience our wonderful anthem sung in full voice at this stadium. It’s a key aspect of Principality stadium’s culture and atmosphere, we’re proud to feature it prominently as part of the installation.”
Through the centre of the plaque will be a timeline that commemorates historic moments within the stadium’s history. Whether it’s Wales’ triumphant grand slam wins in final rounds of the Six Nations campaigns of 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2019, Anthony Joshua unifying his heavyweight titles, Ed Sheeran performing to a record 240,000 fans over the course of four nights or a legendary Champions League final in 2017.
Surrounding this timeline of extraordinary ‘moments’ will sit supporters personalised plaques. Starting from £100, supporters can choose from a range of size options, prices and styles; there are three size options; regular (160mm x 60mm), large (320mm x 60mm) and premium (320mm x 120mm). It’s the perfect opportunity to immortalise cherished moments; whether that is a birthday, anniversary, significant match or concert, or pay tribute to a loved one.
The commemorative plaque is available in a limited edition gold finish or standard silver and both the limited edition and standard plaques are made of the same high quality Zinc material, the only difference being the chosen finish.
Alongside a personal message, supporters can choose the iconic the WRU logo, a special commemorative ‘25 years’ stadium mark, for no added cost.
Every purchase comes with a digital certificate and free Principality Stadium tour so upon installation supporters can visit the stadium and see their plaque in situ from Spring 2024, when installation of the wall is due to commence. Upon purchase supporters will get the opportunity to choose additional extras such as a physical certificate and a plaque replica (with sleeve) to keep at home.
To purchase a ‘Calon y Stadiwm’ Principality Stadium commemorative wall plaque, supporters can visit wru.wales/calonystadiwm