Rugby Union: All Arms Park under hammer

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Welsh rugby fans with an abiding fondness for Cardiff Arms Park will have the chance to bid for pieces of the stadium lock, stock and barrel. The Welsh Rugby Union is putting everything up for sale, including the turf, the floodlights, the scoreboard and the goalposts.

The auction will take place on Sunday 27 April and Richard Jasinski, the secretary of the WRU, said: "We want to give our supporters the opportunity to acquire pieces of memorabilia from the National Stadium and we felt an auction would be appropriate."

The stadium is undergoing a pounds 108m re-development in preparation for the 1999 World Cup, with the last big game, the Swalec Cup final on 26 April, due the day before the auction.

Not only will the turf and 20,000 seats be for sale - but also fixtures and fittings from the changing rooms and entertainment suites, including the dance floor, bars and carpets.