Following an internal review of spectator safety and discussions with Cardiff County Council's Safety Advisory Group, the Cardiff Blues have decided that spectators will no longer be permitted to enter the field of play at the end of matches at the Arms Park.
Robert Norster, the Cardiff Blues chief executive, said: ''The issue of pitch incursion has been raised at many other grounds over the past few years and we have monitored the changes that have been made.
''We have also, through our own internal safety reporting procedures, looked carefully at the implications at Cardiff Arms Park ad sought advice from the council.
''The sight of the next generation of players congratulating their heroes as they leave the pitch is one that will be missed.
''However, we have a duty of care to spectators, players and officials to ensure their safety at all times.
''I have been impressed with how the pitch was kept free at venues we have visited, most recently the Causeway Stadium two weeks ago.''
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
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A last minute Jarrod Evans penalty ensured Cardiff Blues Premiership Select finished their British and Irish Cup campaign on a high, with a 24-21 victory over London Scottish at Athletic Ground on Friday.