SWALEC Stadium
Nickname Sophia Gardens
Country Wales
Location Cardiff, Wales
Seating capacity 15,643
Owner Cardiff City Council
Ends River Taff End
Cathedral Road End
International information
First Test 8–12 July 2009: England v Australia
Last Test 8–12 July 2009: England v Australia
First ODI 20 May 1999: Australia v New Zealand
Last ODI 24 June 2010: England v Australia
Domestic team information
Glamorgan (1967 – present)
As of 7 July 2009

SWALEC Stadium is a cricket stadium on the west bank of the River Taff in Cardiff, 1.6 kilometres (one mile) north of Cardiff Arms Park and was originally known as Sophia Gardens named after Lady Sophia Rawdon-Hastings. Daughter of the 1st Marquess of Hastings and wife to the 2nd Marquess of Bute, Lady Sophia was concerned to provide open space for recreation in the rapidly expanding city in the late 1800s, in which her husband was heavily involved. The area is currently owned by Cardiff City Council.

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