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CARDIFF'S Millennium Stadium is confirmed as the venue for the Saints' Uefa Cup 2nd leg showdown with Manchester City on 28 August.
Managing director Mike Harris admitted he was thrilled at the prospect, stressing it was a chance to put the club and the league firmly on the map in South Wales.
"This is great news for TNS, the Welsh Premier League and Welsh football as a whole," he said.
"Our players and management are really excited at the prospect of playing at the greatest soccer stadium in the UK against one of England's finest teams, managed by a footballing legend like Kevin Keegan.
"If the Welsh Premier is to be taken seriously as a league then we've got to be playing games in the surrounds of the Millennium Stadium," he said.
Harris believes it is the perfect way for TNS to celebrate their proposed merger with neighbours Oswestry Town, and stressed the club would not lose out by playing in the Cardiff stadium.
"It's a bold venture but the Stadium has put together an extremely good package and has quantified all the costs and risks," he said.
"If there is a big turnout, then it's happy days. If the turnout is small, we still won't make a loss."
The first leg, on Thursday 14 August, will be staged in front of a full house of 45,000 at the City of Manchester Stadium. It will be the first competitive match played in City's new Eastlands home, following a pre-season friendly with Barcelona.
New friendlies arranged
As part of their preparations, Saints have arranged three additional pre-season friendlies with Derry City (Sat 19 July, away, 7.30), Shrewsbury Town (Sat 26 July, home, 3.00) and Portadown (Sat 2 Aug, away, 3.00).
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