The Casement Park stadium project cannot proceed without more public funding, the GAA has told Stormont officials. However, civil servants are unable to allocate any extra money in the absence of ministers. The west Belfast redevelopment is receiving around £62m of public funds towards the projected cost of £77m overall.
But in its recent annual report Ulster GAA confirmed for the first time the final cost will exceed that amount, without giving detail. The project has so far cost more than £9.2 million.
Meanwhile, the Irish government in Dublin is ready to pump €50 million into a new stadium building project which will revitalise some of the country’s oldest grounds, according to The Sun. Among the targeted stadia are Bohemian FC’s Dalymount Park, Meath GAA’s Pairc Tailteann and Leinster Rugby’s RDS.
In Cork, authorities are happy with the updated stadium’s ability to match its construction debt.