Musgrave Park Development Update.
20th November 2013 By Munster Rugby
Please find an update about the proposed Musgrave Park West Stand development here.
The planning permission for the new West Stand, and covering of the East Terrace in Musgrave Park, was approved by the Cork City Council in September.
A new West Stand has been designed which comprises over 3,000 seats, dressing rooms, a function room, media facilities, medical facilities, and public toilets. We have also incorporated covering the existing East Terrace within the project, in order to enhance the supporter’s experience at the venue. The redevelopment will increase the overall capacity of the ground to just over 9,500.
The project will be funded through existing capital development funds allocated to Musgrave Park, a National Lottery grant already in place, and the sale of a plot of land on the east side of the grounds. The playing areas are unaffected by this land sale.
This plot of land was on the market for several months and a contract for the sale of the land has been provisionally agreed, subject to planning. It is expected that the purchaser of this land will submit a planning application in the coming weeks.
It is estimated that the development will commence in March 2014 upon the completion of the RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures in Cork for this season and from this the development is expected to take 9 months to complete.
West Stand redevelopment
Side view of West Stand redevelopment