Wales Ask Permission for Closed Stadium Roof

January 23, 2017

The Welsh Rugby Union national team have asked the organisers of the Six Nations championship for permission to play all their home games under a closed roof.

Wales’ Principality Stadium is the only stadium to be used in the tournament with a retractable roof, with the ground due to play host to the fixture between Wales and England on February 11. Both sides would need to agree to the roof being closed if the change is to go ahead.

There has been general concurrence that a closed roof increases crowd engagement and atmosphere, as well as guaranteeing a cleaner, safer playing surface.