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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2835 on: March 14, 2019, 09:41:26 AM »
It's not all about how many big games will it get...The Antrim Gaels deserve it as it's their County ground, their club championships deserve a proper stadium for semi finals and finals. Their County footballers and Hurlers deserve a proper stadium for their Co matches, a ground to call HOME.
It can and will host the Ulster finals and showcase the ground off to everyone else, it will bring in jobs to the area and it will be used 7 days a week for conferences and meeting etc. It will be used for business usage and needs built ASAP.
I remember Athletic grounds (Armagh) being constructed and having to travel to Crossmaglen for finals and Co matches which was a pain in the arse and we were lucky that Crossmaglen had a good ground and facilities to accommodate Armagh, I don't believe Antrim have this luxury setup within their clubs setups...

Long story short no matter what you all think is it needs built ASAP and should be, the money has to be found from somewhere and get it done. The money is for just Casement and no other site (before that comes up again), Antrim football and Hurling will only improve for it...
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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2836 on: March 14, 2019, 09:44:13 AM »
It's not all about how many big games will it get...The Antrim Gaels deserve it as it's their County ground, their club championships deserve a proper stadium for semi finals and finals. Their County footballers and Hurlers deserve a proper stadium for their Co matches, a ground to call HOME.
It can and will host the Ulster finals and showcase the ground off to everyone else, it will bring in jobs to the area and it will be used 7 days a week for conferences and meeting etc. It will be used for business usage and needs built ASAP.
I remember Athletic grounds (Armagh) being constructed and having to travel to Crossmaglen for finals and Co matches which was a pain in the arse and we were lucky that Crossmaglen had a good ground and facilities to accommodate Armagh, I don't believe Antrim have this luxury setup within their clubs setups...

Long story short no matter what you all think is it needs built ASAP and should be, the money has to be found from somewhere and get it done. The money is for just Casement and no other site (before that comes up again), Antrim football and Hurling will only improve for it...

Antrim won't own it, Ulster GAA will by the looks of it.

You'd hope that Antrim would have the use of it at their request all the same.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2837 on: March 14, 2019, 10:21:07 AM »
Ulster GAA should have a fit for purpose ground. There is no good reason for this not to happen. Politicians and the GAA need to come out and push this issue forward. The community groups must be faced down. Their objections are not valid, it is a case of NIMBY. 

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2838 on: March 14, 2019, 10:49:20 AM »
It's not all about how many big games will it get...The Antrim Gaels deserve it as it's their County ground, their club championships deserve a proper stadium for semi finals and finals. Their County footballers and Hurlers deserve a proper stadium for their Co matches, a ground to call HOME.


The idea that the GAA should repeat the Pairc Ui Chaoimh fiasco by blowing tens of millions on building an unwanted palace to hold the Antrim club championship semi finals and finals is crazy.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2839 on: March 14, 2019, 11:05:00 AM »
Why did they shut it down altogether?
Whatever the outcome I would have expected the Stadium would continue to be used till work started.
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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2840 on: March 14, 2019, 11:29:00 AM »
Why did they shut it down altogether?
Whatever the outcome I would have expected the Stadium would continue to be used till work started.

Keeping it open would be common sense. I'd love to know who decided to do otherwise.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2841 on: March 14, 2019, 11:48:25 AM »
Why did they shut it down altogether?
Whatever the outcome I would have expected the Stadium would continue to be used till work started.

They (all stakeholders involved) assumed there would be no objections and work would start on it ASAP. How did that go!?

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« Reply #2842 on: March 14, 2019, 12:44:51 PM »
They have spent 10 million to date for no return. When it was clear this was going nowhere fast, some of that money should have been put into tidying up the existing stand to allow for continued use pending a final decision.

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« Reply #2843 on: March 14, 2019, 01:14:32 PM »
My guess is that the Ulster Council realised at the outset that the British government offer was too good to be true and that it would likely be scrapped if circumstances changed or anything happened Cameron's government.

So they deliberately put themselves in a position where there would be no stadium at all if it didn't get completed.

But they never spotted the planning issues.

Heads must roll.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2844 on: March 14, 2019, 03:02:36 PM »
My guess is that the Ulster Council realised at the outset that the British government offer was too good to be true and that it would likely be scrapped if circumstances changed or anything happened Cameron's government.

So they deliberately put themselves in a position where there would be no stadium at all if it didn't get completed.

But they never spotted the planning issues.

Heads must roll.

The proper thing to do was to demolish the main stand or some such, but carefully not damage the pitch. This would create a need for the work, without completely depriving Antrim of the use of the ground.
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« Reply #2845 on: March 15, 2019, 10:49:15 PM »
Just listened to the head woman at the civil service talk about Casement, passing the buck and the ministers and political parties here should take a fecking reddner. Embarrassing
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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2846 on: May 28, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
What do yous all make of the latest World Cup bid?   I think itís guff.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #2847 on: May 28, 2019, 08:22:35 AM »
What do yous all make of the latest World Cup bid?   I think itís guff.

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