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."
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose