WATCH: Roof added to Páirc Uí Chaoimh stand as redevelopment work continues

With the June 2017 opening date now less than a year away, the first covered stand is beginning to take shape at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, writes Stephen Barry.

Pic: Denis Minihane
Pic: Denis Minihane

County Board chairman Ger Lane reported that “everything is under control” with the €78million redevelopment at a meeting last week.

We check in on the progress, and look back at the steps between then and now.

August 2016

A roof over the previously uncovered stand is the most eye-catching expansion this month, although the skeletal terrace structures still remain.

The multi-storey main stand, which will house dressing rooms, corporate boxes, restaurants, a new press box, gym and museum, continues to bulk up.

June 2016

Building work is going full steam ahead as the Northern and Southern Stands begin to form the familiar bowl-shape of the Ballintemple stadium.

Under the shadow of the tower cranes at either side of the still-intact field, trucks carry in the ready-made frame supports for the stands.

April 2016

Behind schedule but up and running, Páric Uí Chaoimh is a hive of activity as building work is underway.

January 2016

The first of the tower cranes was in position by the start of the new year as the demolition work expanded to all four sides of the ground, with corrosion of steel reinforcements cited among the reasons for the extra demolition.

September 2015

Here’s a close up of some demolition work from last September, after the levelling of the uncovered Northern Stand was added to the plans.

May 2015

Large sections of the covered Southern Stand were already removed within a month of demolition work commencing.

April 2015

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s what the old stadium looked like in its final moments before being demolished.

There’s a pic of the stadium’s initial construction, back in 1975, in there too, but with less big cranes visible than are there today.


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