CARDIFF ARMS PARK, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Cardiff Arms Park hold a unique place in the history of the city in which it sits and of wales as a nation. This definitive history tells the story of its evolution from a pre-sporting public space to the home of the Principality Stadium. Its focus is on the changes that have occurred in its built environment over the course of two centuries and how rugby, cricket and other sports have shaped its use. Though the emphasis is on its sporting architecture and social impact, the book also tells the tale of many and varied alternate plans that were put forward for the site. As well as making use of extensive archive material, the book is richly illustrated and features many rarely seen images. It also locates the development of the arms park within the broader context of the history of sports stadia and speculates on what future development at the ground will need to embrace.