Redevelopment Progressing Well
23rd April 2007 By Munster Rugby
The work to redevelop Thomond Park continues apace with the demolition of the old structure almost complete and plans to commence construction of the new stand right on schedule.
It is envisaged that the ground will host European Cup rugby later this year with the capacity (13,000 approx) the same as it has always been for the three 2007/2008 Pool games. After those games have been completed the ground will close again and work will resume to bring the capacity up to 26,000 in time for the 2008/2009 season.
John Hartery, a member of the Thomond Park Redevelopment Committee explaining the current state said, “The project started on time and I would say that in terms of progress, we are where we need to be at this point in time”.
Hartery also confirmed that the sales target for 10 Year Tickets has been achieved and he expects that details of the availability of the proposed 20 Corporate Boxes will be announced in the coming weeks.
In relation to the existing tenant clubs, the Shannon clubhouse will remain in its existing location while UL Bohemians will be accomodated in the new West Stand.
The finished stadium will incorporate numerous hospitality facilities including hospitality suites and general public bars. Car parking will be as before, limited to match day personnel.