29 Nov 2021

Kildare GAA ready to lodge plans for phase two of massive €6.5m Conleth's Park revamp

Will have capacity for 15,000 when completed

Kildare GAA ready to lodge plans for phase two of massive €6.5m Conleth's Park revamp

File photo: St Conleth's Park

Plans for the demolition of the stand and clubhouse at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge to make way for a modern new structure incorporating hospitality facilities are due to be lodged with Kildare County Council in the coming days.

The major works are being undertaken as part of the €6.5m revamp of the county grounds.

Kildare GAA today published a planning notice for the second phase of the works. If approved, this will involve the demolition of the covered stand building, the clubhouse, scoreboard and a section of the front boundary wall and turnstiles.

The county board want to build a new two storey covered stand building with facilities within the stand comprising spectator seating, players’ and officials changing areas, spectators concourses, toilet areas, first-aid, offices, multi-purpose room, VIP/meeting areas, hospitality and bar facilities, confectionary/snack bar and stores.

The plans also include a new entrance plaza, ticket office, turnstiles and the reinstatement of pedestrian access through the existing store archway on the Athgarvan Road, which is currently blocked up.

The lenghty application also includes some alterations to the playing pitch including the replacement of some pitch enclosures, ball netting and an increase in playing dimensions.

A new scoreboard is included and new floodlighting.

Once the plans are lodged with Kildare County Council, people will have the opportunity to make submissions before Kildare County Council makes its decision.

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