Belfast could be about to have its very own state of the art GAA venue in the near future should the redevelopment of Casement Park go ahead.
A fly-through video of the proposed new design was displayed to the crowd in Clones ahead of Sunday’s Ulster final clash between Tyrone and Down, which showed just how well-equipped this new stadium will be should it be given the green light.
Featuring conference and banqueting facilities, handball courts, community spaces and a cultural centre, the proposed 34,000 capacity venue would be right up there with Croke Park and the newly-redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh in terms of facilities.
According to the Irish Examiner, Ulster GAA submitted the new stadium design to planning authorities earlier this year following a community consultation process, which saw 95 per cent of respondents come down in favour of the project.
At present St. Tiernach’s Park rules the roost when it comes to major provincial clashes but having this resource in Ulster’s largest city would surely be a huge step forward for the northern province as a whole.
Check out some of the stunning shots of what Casement Park may look like in the near future below:
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena