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New 40K Stadium Required In Middle Of Country

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Replying To brianb:  "Yes - Tuam stadium; used to get a fair few games but not for a while. Seems to be the Galway equivalent of Athy. Good in it's day.

Maybe Salthill is easy to get to from Castlebar but it's been a nightmare any time I've been there.

The three toughest grounds to get to in my experience are Salthill, Pairc ui Caoimh and Croke Park."
Croke Park is a 5 minute walk away from Drumcondra Station.

15 mins walk away from Connolly Station.

15 mins walk away Red Line Luas

20 mins walk from Green Line Luas

5 mins walk away from all the buses that go up Dorset St/Drumcondra Road and Summerhill/Ballybough

Multiple other bus routes within 10/15 min walk.

City Centre and all its public transport links within 25 minute walk of the stadium.

Tens of thousands of people also live within walking distance of the ground itself.

You can also drive and park somewhere.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13683 - 14/06/2023 12:46:45    2486419

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Croke Park is a 5 minute walk away from Drumcondra Station.

15 mins walk away from Connolly Station.

15 mins walk away Red Line Luas

20 mins walk from Green Line Luas

5 mins walk away from all the buses that go up Dorset St/Drumcondra Road and Summerhill/Ballybough

Multiple other bus routes within 10/15 min walk.

City Centre and all its public transport links within 25 minute walk of the stadium.

Tens of thousands of people also live within walking distance of the ground itself.

You can also drive and park somewhere."
Love going to Croker, don't find it difficult at all. Normally park in Drumcondra & walk.

Easy to get to and a stadium that would make you proud to be Irish.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6480 - 14/06/2023 12:54:13    2486422

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Replying To brianb:  "Yes - Tuam stadium; used to get a fair few games but not for a while. Seems to be the Galway equivalent of Athy. Good in it's day.

Maybe Salthill is easy to get to from Castlebar but it's been a nightmare any time I've been there.

The three toughest grounds to get to in my experience are Salthill, Pairc ui Caoimh and Croke Park."
Salthill is a nightmare. A lad from Castlebar once told me he was home faster from a Croker than Salthill. That said if you know all the rat runs in and around Galway and leave 5mins before the end of a game you can get out very fast. That's what I do anyway.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11215 - 14/06/2023 13:32:01    2486427

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Croke Park is a 5 minute walk away from Drumcondra Station.

15 mins walk away from Connolly Station.

15 mins walk away Red Line Luas

20 mins walk from Green Line Luas

5 mins walk away from all the buses that go up Dorset St/Drumcondra Road and Summerhill/Ballybough

Multiple other bus routes within 10/15 min walk.

City Centre and all its public transport links within 25 minute walk of the stadium.

Tens of thousands of people also live within walking distance of the ground itself.

You can also drive and park somewhere."
I don't disagree - however if I get a train I get dropped in Huston and have to get on a luas. If I drive I get stuck in traffic for what seems like an eternity and in both cases I'm left with at least a 20 min walk.

It's love to see a lot more match special trains to Drumcondra but they don't put them on.

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 271 - 14/06/2023 22:15:03    2486543

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Salthill is a nightmare. A lad from Castlebar once told me he was home faster from a Croker than Salthill. That said if you know all the rat runs in and around Galway and leave 5mins before the end of a game you can get out very fast. That's what I do anyway."
Went on the pitch with kids for an hour after the last game up there. No real traffic problems after. More haste, less speed. Enjoy the day out!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11118 - 15/06/2023 13:44:16    2486664

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Croke Park is a 5 minute walk away from Drumcondra Station.

15 mins walk away from Connolly Station.

15 mins walk away Red Line Luas

20 mins walk from Green Line Luas

5 mins walk away from all the buses that go up Dorset St/Drumcondra Road and Summerhill/Ballybough

Multiple other bus routes within 10/15 min walk.

City Centre and all its public transport links within 25 minute walk of the stadium.

Tens of thousands of people also live within walking distance of the ground itself.

You can also drive and park somewhere."
Motorbike was the only man back in the days before the kids came. They used to let me park right outside!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11118 - 15/06/2023 13:45:11    2486667

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Replying To Viking66:  "Went on the pitch with kids for an hour after the last game up there. No real traffic problems after. More haste, less speed. Enjoy the day out!"
Exactly,

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 270 - 16/06/2023 00:46:09    2486760

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Replying To brianb:  "I don't disagree - however if I get a train I get dropped in Huston and have to get on a luas. If I drive I get stuck in traffic for what seems like an eternity and in both cases I'm left with at least a 20 min walk.

It's love to see a lot more match special trains to Drumcondra but they don't put them on."
In fairness are there any stadia that take big crowds where you're not going to have 10/15/20 mins walk involved in getting to them?

Or have to negotiate traffic afterwards if you choose to drive?

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13683 - 16/06/2023 09:59:59    2486780

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Replying To slayer:  "Love going to Croker, don't find it difficult at all. Normally park in Drumcondra & walk.

Easy to get to and a stadium that would make you proud to be Irish."
But that is because of the stage of the championship you are going at, its inevitably a huge game if you are going. Not a round robin match on a Saturday evening at 5pm suiting nobody.
I remember when I used to go to Ireland matches in Lansdowne and terracing was done away with, there was temporary seating. Would this be an option for a week or two to increase the capacity behind goals at regional grounds if terracing is not up to scratch?

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 16/06/2023 11:20:35    2486805

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "But that is because of the stage of the championship you are going at, its inevitably a huge game if you are going. Not a round robin match on a Saturday evening at 5pm suiting nobody.
I remember when I used to go to Ireland matches in Lansdowne and terracing was done away with, there was temporary seating. Would this be an option for a week or two to increase the capacity behind goals at regional grounds if terracing is not up to scratch?"
Even League of Ireland clubs have got it in at times. I remember going to see the Youths play Derry City in the League Cup final in 2008 there were temporary stands never mind just temporary seats!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11118 - 16/06/2023 12:51:13    2486848

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Replying To dec:  "Outskirts of Mullingar would be ideal, just off N4 and bang in the centre of the country."
Sounds good only it's houses flying up there at the moment. They're building all these houses with no provision for primary and secondary schools to be build or expanded, how do you think co councillors will have the foresight to build a pitch. You should see the balls up there at, at the moment trying to get a proper swimming pool build because of the increase in population there.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 22 - 17/07/2023 08:28:41    2494964

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