More than 3,000 lots were on offer, and proceeds of the auction will be ploughed back into the grassroots of the game. The park is being demolished and replaced with a new pounds 114 million stadium. Fans paid pounds 200 for a five- yard strip of turf, and the red plastic seats went for pounds 20 each. A Cardiff businessman, Giovanni Malacrimo, paid more than pounds 1,000 for the president's suite, including carpets, panelling and curtains, which he plans to recreate in a city centre restaurants.
Sports fans bought "lots" for their memories when one of the world's most famous stadiums went under the hammer in a unique auction. Hundreds made bids for the contents of Cardiff Arms Park, ranging from sections of the pitch, seating, flagpoles, lighting generators, turnstiles and even the changing rooms.