Millennium Stadium Chief Executive Paul Sergeant said: "The date of Saturday 13 May 2006 is now firmly secured in our diary and we have signed an agreement to that effect.
"The FA have every intention of staging the showcase event at Wembley and we wish all those involved in the construction of Wembley every success. These projects can be very complicated, but it is in everyone's interests that the new Stadium goes to plan.
"However, it makes perfect business sense for the FA to have a firm back-up venue for the FA Cup Final and this agreement alleviates any pressure on the governing body should Wembley not be ready. This is a case of good planning and good football sense on the part of the FA.
"It would be great to have the FA Cup Final back in Cardiff one more time, and this news is testament to the Millennium Stadium's success in hosting the past five FA Cup Finals. Football fans, and everyone involved in the game, can rest assured that we will deliver another fantastic day should we get the green light."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.