5 Dec, 17:19
Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis today announced that a Desso pitch system is the preferred option to be installed at the Millennium Stadium a year ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015.
Following an exciting tournament draw last week, Cardiff will host Team GB Women's team for the first event of the Olympic Games against New Zealand while in the Men's tournament; highlights include Great Britain versus Uruguay on August 1.
Football fans will also have the opportunity to watch Brazil, seeded as the "all-time top Olympic performer", play Egypt in Cardiff on July 26.
Tickets start at £20 for adults, with special prices available for people under 16 and over 60 at many matches. 'Pay your age' prices are available for those under 16 and tickets for people aged 60 or over will be priced at £16. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
The Olympic Football Tournament will take place at six iconic venues including the Millennium Stadium across the UK. So far approximately one million tickets have been sold for Football, with approximately 1.5 million still to sell.
Millennium Stadium General Manager Gerry Toms said: "The London 2012 football tournament in Cardiff is an exciting occasion for sports fans and I hope that people all over Wales will take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and get their tickets to support the GB Team and be part of the Olympic Games in Wales."
LOCOG Commercial Director Chris Townsend said: 'Now that the draw has taken place, we are delighted to put remaining tickets on sale to see some of the world's most exciting young footballers in the Olympic Games. This is a great opportunity for people across the UK to be part of the Games, and see great matches at great prices'
Full details of contingency ticket sales and Paralympic ticket sales will be announced later this week. These tickets will go on sale in May.