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Cardiff - Refreshes the Parts Other Cities Cannot Reach

Cardiff is a city well used to staging major sporting events - Rugby World Cup, FA Cup Final, World Rally Championship and of course the Ryder Cup just up the road in Newport last year.  And this weekend is another big one for our capital city as it hosts rugby's Heineken European Cup final for a record 6th time.

This year's final will Leinster battle it out with Northampton to be crowned the best team in Europe.  Expect a terrific contest full of skill and passion as both teams vie for the game's ultimate honour.

While the action on the pitch will be brutal, out on the streets there will be a carnival atmosphere as fans mingle in the city centre's bars and restaurants and at the first ever European Champions' Village which will be held in the Cardiff Arms Park (next to the Millennium Stadium) on match-day.

The village will have something for everyone; fans can test their rugby skills in the games area, sample the best of Welsh local produce in the food area, have their photo taken with the Heineken Cup trophy or enjoy a beer at the Heineken bar. The Village is open pre-match from midday to 4pm and again post match from 7pm. The entrance is on Westgate street.

You can also catch a glimpse of the trophy as it arrives in the city by helicopter at Cardiff Bay's Roald Dahl Plass before being paraded on an open top bus through the city's streets to the Millennium Stadium in time for the game.

If you're coming to Cardiff for the match don't forget to download the official Cardiff app for your iPhone to help find your around the city and to locate the best restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions.

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