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    You'd hardly find somewhat that stupid twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redobit View Post
    Dundalk should defo buy it ... be nice to have an asset to sell for when it all goes tits up.
    Buy it in a separate company to protect it

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    Does peak6 own the land that the training centre is built on?

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    I could be wrong but I think they own everything but the land area on the actual pitch. From any previous owner arrangement the club owned the buildings and all fixtures and fittings but not the pitch, in theory they will also own the artificial surface if that could be removed.

    That garden is the business, I would have walked past it hundreds and hundreds of times, never saw inside, looks to be better than what most pubs would offer.
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    Quiet enough nationwide on the development of football facilities but in Cobh the four clubs (LOI, Intermediate, Junior and Schoolboys) have come together to build a new training facility, including a brand new floodlit Astro and floodlit pitch. Ramblers underage LoI sides will likely play here going forward. Work started this week and the final funds are now being raised. Any support appreciated in these tough times https://gf.me/u/y2qhh6

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    Casement work gets government approval: https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/10...m-ni-minister/

    You do have to wonder if it is really needed though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Casement work gets government approval: https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/10...m-ni-minister/

    You do have to wonder if it is really needed though.
    It's a purely political project that risks creating a major white elephant.

    Antrim GAA doesn't need a stadium anywhere near that size, and will continue using the club ground it does now for football (can't recall it's name - but it's being refurbished) for a lot of fixtures, and Loughgiel for Hurling. The GAA has said it will potentiially hold Ulster Finals there but the 34,000 capacity of Casement makes it smaller than Clones, and then you have to factor in that 20% of all gate income goes on VAT in the north. Given what we all know about the GAA, there's no way they're going to happily sell less tickets and pay more tax to the queen to hold games there rather than Clones. So who is going to use the facility ? No doubt the GAA will look to get Garth Brooks and co in there as often as they can to raise money for themselves, so it risks being more of a concert venue than a sporting one. Though its location in the part of the city with the worst transport links (e.g. no rail) makes moving large numbers of people to and form there at the same time a real challenge.

    It will also leave Belfast with 3 major stadiums for a city smaller than Bristol, with all 3 stadia rarely operating at full capacity (Ravenhill being the exception). And then you have to factor in that roughly half of Belfast is in Co Down, rather than Antrim, so what would they care about going to watch a different team for ?

    The only positive in this is that it should now hasten the release of funding that the northern government has set aside for club football stadia.

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    Casement is purely a vanity project for the GAA, politicised as they just want a major footprint and presence in Belfast. Public funding should not go to single use facilities, especially the GAA and their general stance on grounds hosting 'Garrison Games'. No problem with American Footbaal so it is prejudice based.

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    I would tend to agree, with the caveat that they do need to do something with the site, which has become an overgrown eyesore. But a 34K stadium isn't the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    I would tend to agree, with the caveat that they do need to do something with the site, which has become an overgrown eyesore. But a 34K stadium isn't the answer.
    But the site is an eyesore because the GAA jumped the gun and shut it down unnecessarily to help push the case for regeneration. It was perfectly viable for Antrim games when they left it (bar maybe a small amount being spent on it). They strategically turned the site into an eyesore to strengthen their own case - and it came back to bite them because it didn't get the easy approval they had hoped it would. They just lazily assumed all the fenians in West Belfast would support a huge stadium on their doorstep unquestioning because it was de GAA.

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    A nice non-LOI stadium that would be a superb blueprint for most clubs here.

    AFC Wimbledon return to Plough Lane in their new 9,000 capacity fan-funded stadium in a few weeks time.

    Fans raised 7m to make the project a reality. A very impressive 4,500 seater main stand with a huge function room and bar, shops, and all associated extras. Three semi-permanent stands around the rest of the pitch.

    Maybe something for the likes of Peak 6 to have a look at for Oriel Park..

    Facebook video here:


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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    A nice non-LOI stadium that would be a superb blueprint for most clubs here.

    AFC Wimbledon return to Plough Lane in their new 9,000 capacity fan-funded stadium in a few weeks time.

    Fans raised 7m to make the project a reality. A very impressive 4,500 seater main stand with a huge function room and bar, shops, and all associated extras. Three semi-permanent stands around the rest of the pitch.

    Maybe something for the likes of Peak 6 to have a look at for Oriel Park..

    Facebook video here:

    It appears that the costs are more in the region of 30m
    Q: How much is it all costing?
    A: Approximately 30 million - although not all of this is down to construction. This figure also includes the money weve already spent to date. It doesnt include, however, the financing costs that accrue during construction.

    Q: How is the cost broken down?
    A: This information is commercially confidential but it includes: the design and construction work performed by Buckingham to deliver the first phase of the stadium; IT; furniture, fixtures and fittings; consultancy fees; a contribution to a controlled parking zone; ramp-up costs for commissioning the new stadium; and a contingency for any unforeseen costs.
    https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/club/...um/stadium-qa/

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    It's impressive stadium even if it is outside the means of any club in Ireland without significant Govt support

    https://www.facebook.com/afcwimbledo...63731400996834

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    Future stadiums in 3D time-lapse.
    https://youtu.be/vVkiD-oUXDQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie C View Post
    Future stadiums in 3D time-lapse.
    https://youtu.be/vVkiD-oUXDQ

    And 0% accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    And 0% accurate.

    Yeah no Oriel Park!! Whats that about!?

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    Harps launch a Car Draw to help improve training facilities: https://newyearnewcar.ie/

    All support much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Harps launch a Car Draw to help improve training facilities: https://newyearnewcar.ie/

    All support much appreciated.
    I want ticket number eleven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Harps launch a Car Draw to help improve training facilities: https://newyearnewcar.ie/[COLOR=#004000] [/COLOR]
    What if you really want to participate, but are no good at art ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    I want ticket number eleven.
    too late

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