A sporting complex called the National Stadium opened on this site in 1984. However, within a dozen years, it was considered inadequate. So most of it was torn down to accommodate the new Millennium Stadium. This view from along River Walk shows its unique design feature of four, 296 foot masts. This rugby and football facility was finished in 1999 and is owned by the Welsh Rugby Union. It has a seating capacity of 74,500 and a retractable roof over its natural grass turf. In 2016, it was renamed the Principality Stadium after a ten-year agreement was made with Wales’ largest financial institution (called a building society).