PICS: Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment looks to be making great progress
Cork's new stadium will be able to house 45,000 sepctators14:14 Friday 4 November 2016, 14:14 4 Nov 2016
Páirc Uí Chaoimh's redevelopment is well underway, and the new stadium in Ballintemple is beginning to take shape.
The stadium was closed in 2014 and the redevelopment project had to overcome a number of obstacles before it finally got the green light.
Building on the project began in 2015 as they demolished the old structure, and it looks to be coming along nicely, judging by a number of images which were recently shared on social media by the stadium's Twitter account.
With €78 million being reportedly pumped into the redevelopment of the stadium, Cork GAA will have a fantastic new home when the work is complete, with an increased capacity of 45,000.
The work is set to be complete by June of 2017, and people on social media have already been getting excited about the progress that has been made to date.
So much progress to date – we are excited to re-open Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium in June 2017. pic.twitter.com/hoY4CCFOo0— Páirc Uí Chaoimh (@PaircUiCha0imh) November 1, 2016
The new City End!!! pic.twitter.com/19PCz8hS2g— John Mullins (@jpemul06) October 24, 2016
The designed for the finished stadium show that it will be a new, modern structure, but there's also a chance that it will have a new name.
Speaking to Newstalk, John Mullins, chairman of the Stadium Committee said: "We've seen speculation around the new RDS and Leinster Rugby recently, Musgrave Park here in Cork is now the Irish Independent Park" he continued, before adding that "Cork is a very big market for anyone who wants to sell products."
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