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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 January, 2004, 16:10 GMT
Beach party plan for stadium
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A new thong at the stadium: bikinis will be required attire
A "Baywatch"-style party complete with a sandy beach is being planned at the Millennium Stadium after the success of its New Year's Eve event.

Up to 7,500 revellers attended the School Disco party at the stadium, prompting the organisers to plan a series of events for this year in the hope of turning the stadium into a "superclub".

The beach party would be held after the FA Cup final pitch has been removed, with a dress code of bikinis, trunks and flip-flops.

Management at the stadium are considering importing thousands of tons of sand in an attempt to create a beach atmosphere.

Stadium manager Paul Sergeant said they were "toying" with the idea of turning half of the stadium into a beach.

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The stadium could host a number of club nights this year
"We would also provide other summer attractions on the other side for the party in June or July", he explained.

Managers are also planning a party near Easter, another at Halloween and a second New Year's Eve bash.

The stadium is capable of holding up to 17,000 partygoers.

The stadium has hosted a number of concerts, including Welsh stars the Manic Street Preachers, on Millennium Eve 1999, and the Stereophonics last month.

Wales' home Six Nations rugby fixtures are held at the stadium, and for the past three years it has staged the finals of the FA Cup, Worthington Cup and Nationwide League play-offs.


SEE ALSO:
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