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3 months 1 day ago #67519

The IRFU were putting in very little if anyhing at all, half came from Connacht hitting up people and sponsors and the other half came from the government now that money might be at risk but given how budgets work if Connacht hadn't started drawing down money straight away that'd be a different issue

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3 months 1 day ago #67520

There may well be something in that, I have heard that Munster just got Thomond Park done just before lehmann bros sparked recession, it would just be Connachts luck to be caught in the midst of a recession. State funding must be a worry for any big project really, with social distancing to be the norm for a long time to come, there's the possibility that feasibility of an expanded stadium would be reviewed and the project kicked down the road. Hopefully not.

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3 months 1 day ago #67521

It's gonna be kicked down the road, state will review funding in the current climate, a rugby stadium will not be priority.

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3 months 1 day ago #67522

Big D.P. wrote: IRFU will have lost a considerable amount of money relative to budget so far, and future income streams (attendances and social distancing) will be under threat also.

I'd imagine all major development work must be back under the spotlight.

That cannot be good news unfortunately.


(1) 10 million guaranteed from the government's large scale sports infrastructure
(2) 10 million pledged by the outgoing government
(3) 10 million raised from Connacht themselves (presales & loans)

The IRFU have nothing to do with it - in fact they backed the RDS over ourselves - so the question is how (2) and (3) above stand up.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #67526

It's all changed now though, and pledges and guarantees are without value.

The new reality.

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1 month 1 week ago #67671

Looks like Ballina RFC will be running the state's sports policy. So the new stadium should be sound. Though it might relocate to Heffernan Park.


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1 month 8 hours ago #67705

Why don’t they make a start on it now, it looks like there’s going to be no spectators for a while so it does not matter if we play in the sportsground, or some other stadium, plus it would put some investment into Galway as well as much needed jobs.

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4 weeks 2 days ago #67706

pinky wrote: Looks like Ballina RFC will be running the state's sports policy. So the new stadium should be sound. Though it might relocate to Heffernan Park.


Well that was good while it lasted :-)


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