Author Topic: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.  (Read 476063 times)

BennyCake

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #3135 on: August 05, 2021, 11:10:54 AM »
Ulsterís biggest city had to have a big stadium. How would it look if they abandoned Casement totally or only built a 15,000 capacity akin to PŠirc Esler or Brewster Park? Or moved the money to Armagh and made it Ulsterís showpiece stadium? Itís a statement from Ulster GAA for the future of GAA in Belfast.

Itís a bit like when the British Empire had to be seen to build the biggest bridge, ship, building, etc in London, the heart of the empire, without being able to even afford it (the peasants taxes will pay for it). Itís a macho thing, flexing your muscles, a peacock displaying its feathers. Thatís what Ulster GAA are doing. Anything less, and itís a statement that the GAA are weak in Belfast, they arenít the dominant sport in the city etc.

Whether Casement will be a white elephant or not, time will tell. But Ulster GAA needs to make a big statement in the biggest city regardless of cost or how often itís used.

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Re: Casement Park in line for major overhaul - 40,000 all seater Stadium.
« Reply #3136 on: August 05, 2021, 11:18:08 AM »
I presume with costs having rocketed that it will be redeveloped in stages now depending on how much £Ä become available?
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