Cardiff Blues will make a return to the Cardiff Arms Park after 12 months away next month when the final round of Guinness Pro14 fixtures gets underway.
The famous old ground was used as part of the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig field hospital during the height of the first wave of the pandemic, providing storage, offices and a staff breakout area for the hospital on the pitch of the Principality Stadium next door.
When the hospital was decommissioned in October the plastic surface was found to be irreparably damaged, so it was agreed that Cardiff and Vale Health Board would pay for a replacement to be installed while Cardiff Blues played home games at Rodney Parade and Cardiff City Stadium.
That has now been completed by Tony Patterson Sports Grounds under the watchful eye of groundsman Matthew Jones, and last week the pitch passed regulation 22 testing by World Rugby, with the first team training on it in the lead up to the win over Scarlets on Friday night.
Cardiff Blues are now set to face either Munster or Edinburgh at the Arms Park on the weekend of the 27/28th February, just over a year after our last real home game against Benetton on the 23rd February 2020.