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Cusack Park redevelpment

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I asked this on the main page, but this might be a better place for it. I just wanted to ask if any of the CLare posters knew the details of the redevelopment work being carried out on Cusack Park. I've just seen the the article on the main page that said the old stand in Ennis was being demolished as part of the redevelopment:

Its hard to get details on this redevelopment, but I'd previously read that this work was just a facelift, with a new roof and seats being put on the stand, rather than a new stand being built. Does anyone know what this redevelopment will involve?

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1754 - 06/08/2015 20:51:39    1765374


Old stand to be demolished and replaced, new turnstiles and toilets (which were a disgrace) and also i think a new roof on covered terraced. new capcity 20,000. i think they missed a trick, could easily get it up to 27/800 and try and get Munster first sound or semi games...

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 07/08/2015 11:43:33    1765539


Clareman I think it is far better to play all your games on neutral ground. If I was a Clare supporter I wouldn't be trying for home and away.

disillusiondfan (Limerick) - Posts: 4279 - 07/08/2015 12:42:07    1765588


County: Clare

Wow, ok, thanks for the info. I'm very glad to hear they're rebuilding that stand, rather than just refurbishing it. The last thing I read, the plans were to just put a new roof on that stand, with new seats and toilte facilities, but not to actually rebuild the stand, see here:

If they're doing what you say (building a new stand, and re-roofing the other one), that would be a significant change, but a better one. But will they be able to do that for 2.5 million? I know its on a larger scale, but Cork are essentially rebuilding the old stand, and roofing/refurbishing the other stand, and that's costing 84 million. If Clare CB can get a new stand built, and another stand roofed for 2.5 million, that would be pretty impressive.

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1754 - 07/08/2015 16:35:23    1765735


as far as i know Marlonthe old stand is being per link below. but then again, your numbers seem solid so i could be wrong, im only going on what i was told.

DF i take your point but clare and limerick in 21 final had a better atmosphere than half empty thurles for 1st round of senior this year. Home and away arrangements means bigger crowds and less expense for at least 1 county every second year. im a big believer that the Munster SHC should be like the 6 nations, every plays every once and top 2 into final. same in leinster and let 2 teams play for AI final then, but hey that's a whole other topic!!

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 10/08/2015 10:04:22    1766952


Any improvement in facilities at Cusack Park is good. Quiet frankly it's been a disgrace for years. The toilet blocks stank to high heaven and were totally unhygienic. That old stand was a joke. It really needs an exit behind the long terrace but I think that's improbable with the river..
It could be a fantastic little ground with floodlights but I hear that there isn't the money for floodlights which is a crying shame. It'll never hold muster championship. The infrastructure around the ground isn't able to cope with the traffic.

BanTarleton (Clare) - Posts: 181 - 10/08/2015 18:32:06    1767517


Anyone see any plans or designs lads, we might rob them for a new stand in Navan which is badly wanted. Look forward to seeing the finished job should be a big improvement

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3561 - 12/08/2015 13:20:09    1768762


tis hard enough get results and fixtures off the County Board Rithie, let alone desings for the new stand!

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 12/08/2015 15:52:17    1768907


Is it true that they have only taken off the roof off the stand and it isnt even being knocked.This whole re-do is a mickey mouse venture. No floodlights in the county ground in come on. Sixmilebridge dont have good enough lights for inter county. Theres something very sticking plaster about this whole redo. Can the powers that be not just knock the whole place and build a nice 40000 capacity stadium incorporating modrn rail terraces and a big stand with corporate boxes and county board offices. 50 million would go along way..Im sure the Clare Lotto could be urged to up their game..

BanTarleton (Clare) - Posts: 181 - 10/09/2015 12:52:19    1785590


That 'redevelopment' is rubbish. Did anyone look at the state of the stand over yesterday. Cork are building a stadium that could be iconic and Clare meanwhile are putting a new galvanised roof on a stand that clubs would be ashamed of.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 12/10/2015 14:57:39    1798066


If you buy cheap you buy twice Bloodyban, they will have to eventually rebuild the stadium or else move to alternative grounds. right now they are penny pinching.

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 13/10/2015 08:44:44    1798230


Any news or pics regarding Cusack Park guys? I know its not getting a huge job done but it would be great if this upgrade is more than just a new roof

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 05/02/2016 16:21:50    1822648


the stand is being redeveloped, new turnstiles, toilets and dressing rooms. havent heard how its progressing to be honest

hurlingexpert (Clare) - Posts: 1855 - 06/02/2016 10:00:43    1822767


My brother says its taking shape. Its a lovely little ground. Intimate abd intimidating all in one. Im glad yere county board were too slow to sell it. Its a pity it cant hold munster championship matches..another 100000 and it could

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 10/02/2016 13:43:39    1824370


Limerick built a huge pitch in the nineties and we had no decent minor team until a few years back. Was there a connection? I certainly think there was.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 13/02/2016 10:42:24    1825046


Well guys Iv seen pics of the new stand. If that cost 2 million then im a monkeys uncle. There isnt even proper seating in it..benches again except for the middle 'Vip' section. Id like to see the books for that development

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 02/03/2016 11:29:11    1830042


Will Limerick be togging out in the jacks sunday ? Whats the story with the stand guys

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 15/03/2016 11:14:37    1835007


Mr chairman is confident the redevelopment will be FINISHED for the game!

blackspot91 (Limerick) - Posts: 957 - 16/03/2016 14:22:08    1835397


best of luck trying to see the CCB's books bloodyban!

Clareman (Clare) - Posts: 1009 - 16/03/2016 15:38:38    1835419


Saw the 'redeveloped' stand in Ennis yesterday, it was a little underwhelming. Now, I only saw it on TV, so maybe I'm missing something. But the new roof looks exactly like the old roof, same coverage. And apart from that, it looks like its gotten a lick of paint, and a few new seats installed, or stuck in. I hear there are new dressing room facilities, and new turnstiles, but is that really enough to increase capacity from 12,500 to 20,000? Is it 2.3 million well spent?

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1754 - 21/03/2016 17:54:47    1836507