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Stadium redevelopment question

  • 25-02-2019 5:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    When leinster and Connaght both redevelop their grounds will they both continue to play in them with reduced capacity for a season or two? or will they be completely moved somewhere else and if so where?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    They'll both continue to play in the RDS/Sportsground. I'm pretty sure Connachts redevelopment won't actually affect capacity as it's to be done in stages. The new stand in the RDS isn't even funded yet as they're waiting on a grant from the government. But they'll play with reduced capacity when if eventually goes ahead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    For Leinster it won’t actually affect them too much, I’d say they’ll add some of the temp seating to give a bit of extra space and if they make any playoffs or quarters etc they’ll probably move to the Aviva.


  • Registered Users Posts: 954 ✭✭✭ Dick Turnip


    When is the RDS development due to start? Is it at the end of this season?

    It feels like it was first mentioned years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    When is the RDS development due to start? Is it at the end of this season?

    It feels like it was first mentioned years ago.
    after horse show in August i imagine. As much as Leinster bring to RDS unlikely RDS are going to want to affect the horse show through starting before that


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,422 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    Ulster or Munster didn't move when their grounds were being redeveloped so I can't see why Connacht or Leinster would need to move. If they did I'd imagine Leinster to Aviva and Connacht to the GAA Grounds in Salthill would be the logical temporary moves.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    after horse show in August i imagine. As much as Leinster bring to RDS unlikely RDS are going to want to affect the horse show through starting before that

    As I said above, the RDS don't have financing in place yet. They're applying for a sports capital grant and won't even tender for a contractor to build it until they have the finance in place. The hope it will be in place for the start of the 2020/21 season so nothing will happen this summer. https://www.the42.ie/mick-dawson-leinster-rugby-rds-redevelopment-update-3916210-Mar2018/


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Connacht are currently preparing an application to the large scale sports infrastructure fund for government support. Presumably Leinster are doing likewise. Development will proceed following successful outcomes in both cases. Connacht are still going through the planning permission process too which may delay the start of construction. The first stage is slated to be the replacement of the pitch with a 4G surface to facilitate training as well as matches, and is due to be completed during the off season this summer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    There are monies floating around after the failed RWC 2023 bid that should cover some of the finance for both the RDS and the Sportsgrounds. As both venues are dual sport locations (Greyhounds and Equestrian) they stand a far greater chance of obtaining funding as more than one group derive a benefit from the investment, provided you show that it's beneficial for more than the one sport, on paper at least.

    On paper both plans look impressive but they will take time to be planned, approved, financed and built.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Some Yoke


    Wonder how flush will the government be with cash for building project like these with the children's hospital burning a hole in pockets


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