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Replying To Square_B:  "Stick to the GAA Barney... we don't need xenophobia round here."
Indeed we do not.

which again is why your really ought to book a weekend in St. Denis or one of those Yorkshire cities where you can experience the melting pot in all its glory.

They hate one another, never mid the indigenous peoples!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 313 - 06/12/2021 11:41:36    2391827

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@KillingFields:-
Croke Park isnt empty for large parts of the year though. Its used year round with the meetings and events and then the museum every day getting loads in the doors making money.


Croke Park is primarily a stadium to hold crowds of up to 80,000 people. Its primary assets are the stands and terracing to accommodate such crowds. With the new condensed inter-county calendar, there will be several months of the year when its primary assets aren't being used for gaelic games, and therefore the potential is there to use them for other events such as concerts.

Hope that's specific enough for you now. :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 762 - 06/12/2021 13:05:29    2391847

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Indeed we do not.

which again is why your really ought to book a weekend in St. Denis or one of those Yorkshire cities where you can experience the melting pot in all its glory.

They hate one another, never mid the indigenous peoples!"
Why bring it up so Barney? As I've said we don't need the xenophobia round here.... nor do we need 'Dog whistling' either for that matter.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 232 - 06/12/2021 15:36:33    2391875

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "@KillingFields:-
Croke Park isnt empty for large parts of the year though. Its used year round with the meetings and events and then the museum every day getting loads in the doors making money.


Croke Park is primarily a stadium to hold crowds of up to 80,000 people. Its primary assets are the stands and terracing to accommodate such crowds. With the new condensed inter-county calendar, there will be several months of the year when its primary assets aren't being used for gaelic games, and therefore the potential is there to use them for other events such as concerts.

Hope that's specific enough for you now. :)"
Its main focus is on the matches but theres is a very substantial meetings, conferences/events as well as tours business and theyre used every day/week. Saying Croke Park is empty is simply false. Croke Park is a multi use events venue used extensively year round
meetings, conferences make money year round be it the corporate boxes etc or premium rooms as theyre used on non match days the assets of stands and terracing dont make any money when no crowds to full them

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2555 - 07/12/2021 09:54:44    2391940

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@KillingFields:

I don't know why you're arguing with me when you actually agree with me -you write "the assets of stands and terracing dont make any money when no crowds to full them" (sic)

So, let me re-phrase my own bit one more time: The stands and terraces at Croke Park are empty for long periods throughout the year.

Hopefully we can move on now. :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 762 - 07/12/2021 10:52:31    2391952

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "@KillingFields:

I don't know why you're arguing with me when you actually agree with me -you write "the assets of stands and terracing dont make any money when no crowds to full them" (sic)

So, let me re-phrase my own bit one more time: The stands and terraces at Croke Park are empty for long periods throughout the year.

Hopefully we can move on now. :)"
you keep saying the seats are empty for large parts of year as if its an issue. it isnt as financially croke park will make more than enough with its meeting rooms, spaces, conference rooms etc

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2555 - 07/12/2021 14:25:25    2391995

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Replying To KillingFields:  "
Replying To Pikeman96:  "@KillingFields:

I don't know why you're arguing with me when you actually agree with me -you write "the assets of stands and terracing dont make any money when no crowds to full them" (sic)

So, let me re-phrase my own bit one more time: The stands and terraces at Croke Park are empty for long periods throughout the year.

Hopefully we can move on now. :)"
you keep saying the seats are empty for large parts of year as if its an issue. it isnt as financially croke park will make more than enough with its meeting rooms, spaces, conference rooms etc"
Well, you're partly correct, in that I've had to point out more than once (and explain in greater detail than I would have thought necessary) that the stands and terracing are empty for large parts of the year.

However, I never claimed that's an issue. My original point was simply to say that as the condensed inter-county calendar means that the stands & terracing will no longer be used to host large match crowds during August and September, there will be more opportunities to host concerts there instead, as an additional income stream.

I never suggested that Croke Park will have to hold concerts in order to make up a financial shortfall, and nor did I ever suggest that there are no other income streams there.

Hopefully THIS time we can move on. :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 762 - 07/12/2021 15:42:42    2392003

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "[quote=Pikeman96:  "@KillingFields:

I don't know why you're arguing with me when you actually agree with me -you write "the assets of stands and terracing dont make any money when no crowds to full them" (sic)

So, let me re-phrase my own bit one more time: The stands and terraces at Croke Park are empty for long periods throughout the year.

Hopefully we can move on now. :)"
you keep saying the seats are empty for large parts of year as if its an issue. it isnt as financially croke park will make more than enough with its meeting rooms, spaces, conference rooms etc"
Well, you're partly correct, in that I've had to point out more than once (and explain in greater detail than I would have thought necessary) that the stands and terracing are empty for large parts of the year.

However, I never claimed that's an issue. My original point was simply to say that as the condensed inter-county calendar means that the stands & terracing will no longer be used to host large match crowds during August and September, there will be more opportunities to host concerts there instead, as an additional income stream.

I never suggested that Croke Park will have to hold concerts in order to make up a financial shortfall, and nor did I ever suggest that there are no other income streams there.

Hopefully THIS time we can move on. :)"]They will be used enough at other times though and the condensed inter county season will still see games in August..
and still doesnt mean that there will be more opportunities to host concerts considering there is concerns of people living nearby and the mens inter county games are not the last finals/games to be played in croke park any year.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2555 - 07/12/2021 16:22:54    2392008

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