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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    It is possible those in charge of the Markets Field have realised not having a primary tenant would not be good for the accounts.
    This. No way Limerick could afford figures bandied around previously (nor would they want to). Presumably got a better deal as otherwise MF would not have a primary tenant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passinginterest View Post
    http://www.the42.ie/fai-dalymount-pa...81452-Oct2018/

    In the ‘stadium plan doomed to failure’ bingo, we’ve got;
    Computer generated mock up
    No start date
    Video simulation thing
    Bohs
    Shels
    Dalymount
    Tolka

    Someone must be shouting bingo.

    In all seriousness it looks great. Would be great to see it happen within a year or two.

    Let’s see when ‘phase one’ is announced...
    Not sure if this has been answered so apologies if so but is the Jodi stand to be demolished under this propsal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dong View Post
    Not sure if this has been answered so apologies if so but is the Jodi stand to be demolished under this propsal?
    Yes, unfortunately. One of the best stands in the league. I know its out of Bohs control now, but it would have been great just to build a second Jodi stand on the far side opposite. But the DCC obviously want to make a return on this and use space (the unused terrace) for the shopping center/new library/creche. I think thats why they want to rotate the pitch and demolish a perfectly good stand?

    Also, the gradient incline of the new stadium stands looks very shallow (like the Aviva North stand). The current Jodi stand has a much better viewing angle. (I'm being a bit pedantic now)
    Would be great if they could keep the old Dalymount floodlights, or at least something from the old venue. Its historic and would be a shame if everything was lost.
    Last edited by Buller; 08/03/2019 at 9:30 AM.

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    Agree with Buller on the above.Would be great to keep the Jodi, best location by a mile to watch a match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    Agree with Buller on the above.Would be great to keep the Jodi, best location by a mile to watch a match
    That is a pity alright.

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    Councilors put out the timetable last week
    Project completed in October 2023 subject to funds being in place.
    that is almost 5 years away.
    Its ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Councilors put out the timetable last week
    Project completed in October 2023 subject to funds being in place.
    that is almost 5 years away.
    Its ridiculous
    Only five years to build a stadium?

    Does anyone have a number for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Only five years to build a stadium?

    Does anyone have a number for them?
    As an aside, Harps really are in desperate need of getting out of Finn Park.

    I go there a few times a season, but it really hit me tonight just how awful a venue it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    Yes, unfortunately. One of the best stands in the league. I know its out of Bohs control now, but it would have been great just to build a second Jodi stand on the far side opposite. But the DCC obviously want to make a return on this and use space (the unused terrace) for the shopping center/new library/creche. I think thats why they want to rotate the pitch and demolish a perfectly good stand?

    Also, the gradient incline of the new stadium stands looks very shallow (like the Aviva North stand). The current Jodi stand has a much better viewing angle. (I'm being a bit pedantic now)
    Would be great if they could keep the old Dalymount floodlights, or at least something from the old venue. Its historic and would be a shame if everything was lost.
    When the Jodi was built in 1999 it was the best stand in the league but sadly it's been outgrown. There hasn't been a lick of paint since. There is a great view, I agree but under the stand is cramped, there isn't a third enough toilet facilities, there's poles blocking the view etc.

    I agree that in an ideal world I'd love the Jodi just to get a lick of paint and a few more toilets (Even if it's down in block A) etc. Then raise the Des Kelly so it's pitch level and run the roof to cover the whole stand. Then redevelop the far end so that it keeps its current shape but there'd be a roof and modern turnstiles etc. while we maintain the carpark.

    It's just too small. 2750 home fans isn't enough. We need twice that really. If we could get Connaught Street up and running for a few hundred fans we could put the away fans there and use the shed for ourselves. But we're stuck between a rock and a hard palce with the development coming around the corner. In the last 6 months it has gone from one more year in Dalyer and two in Tolka to two more years in Dalyer and three in Tolka. I wait with bated breath tbh

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    Surely 2023 is a typo, and the stadium won't, in fact, be built til 3202.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Surely 2023 is a typo, and the stadium won't, in fact, be built til 3202.
    That's the New Finn Park/Donegal stadium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David BOHie View Post
    When the Jodi was built in 1999 it was the best stand in the league but sadly it's been outgrown. There hasn't been a lick of paint since. There is a great view, I agree but under the stand is cramped, there isn't a third enough toilet facilities, there's poles blocking the view etc.

    I agree that in an ideal world I'd love the Jodi just to get a lick of paint and a few more toilets (Even if it's down in block A) etc. Then raise the Des Kelly so it's pitch level and run the roof to cover the whole stand. Then redevelop the far end so that it keeps its current shape but there'd be a roof and modern turnstiles etc. while we maintain the carpark.

    It's just too small. 2750 home fans isn't enough. We need twice that really. If we could get Connaught Street up and running for a few hundred fans we could put the away fans there and use the shed for ourselves. But we're stuck between a rock and a hard palce with the development coming around the corner. In the last 6 months it has gone from one more year in Dalyer and two in Tolka to two more years in Dalyer and three in Tolka. I wait with bated breath tbh
    The line often used regarding the Connaught street stand is that it's condemned but whenever Bohs board members talk about it they just say it isn't safe to use and since the tv gantry is still there and in use I'm just wondering is it an access thing rather than it actually being condemned as that would make sense since the access routes in the corner that would have been the main points of access are owned by the guy that owns the shopping centre so the club can't use them and you'd hardly be allowed to keep the gantry in use at the top of a condemned stand. You'd imagine that it would be a lot easier to fix if it was just an access problem especially with the council owning the ground as they could do a deal with your man to maybe lease the necessary areas and he'd probably be more inclined to work with the council than Bohs.

    For your suggestion to raise the Des Kelly, I'd be more inclined to sink the pitch especially since an astro is what's going in apparently, that way you'd get a few extra rows in at the front and could the club potentially clear some of the overgrowth at the back of the stand and allow people in it? The jodi does need a good bit of work to it from stuff like toilets to away team facilities.
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    Richard Dunne visited Oriel Park this week and gave his reaction to seeing the developments in upgraded training facilities in the YDC complex


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=tw_dvks0ubE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    Richard Dunne visited Oriel Park this week and gave his reaction to seeing the developments in upgraded training facilities in the YDC complex


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=tw_dvks0ubE
    Is that press room he's speaking at in the YDC? Looks impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    Is that press room he's speaking at in the YDC? Looks impressive.
    Video analysis & meeting room.

    The press stuff happens in the main stand on match day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    Richard Dunne visited Oriel Park this week and gave his reaction to seeing the developments in upgraded training facilities in the YDC complex


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=tw_dvks0ubE

    Pity all we saw were two rows of seats.
    It would have been nice to see the rest of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgruntled View Post
    Pity all we saw were two rows of seats.
    It would have been nice to see the rest of it.
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    Egyptian cotton finish was a nice touch. Is this what we can expect from the new away stand?
    Last edited by Buller; 25/03/2019 at 1:35 PM.

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    In fairness, from a League of Ireland perspective, those facilities look class. Not just to use good facilities but to actually own them. That genuinely is something tangible as a legacy from a successful period. Would be great if all clubs could eventually have similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post




    Egyptian cotton finish was a nice touch. Is this what we can expect from the new away stand?
    Looks very nice indeed.
    I wonder if there any photos of the new training facilities out there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bohsmug View Post
    In fairness, from a League of Ireland perspective, those facilities look class. Not just to use good facilities but to actually own them. That genuinely is something tangible as a legacy from a successful period. Would be great if all clubs could eventually have similar.
    True.

    If only Ollie Byrne had spunked some of the money Shels never had on some plush branded seats that they could be sitting in comfortably in the First Division now. Very short-sighted of him.

    Anyone seen the Sporting Fingal armchairs recently ?

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