Casement Redevelopment-Exciting times for Antrim GAA

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The new stadium, which will be built on the existing Casement site, will have a new playing surface and modern facilities including corporate resources, player facilities and warm up area, a crowd control centre and a press centre.

The new park will aim to attract significant events worth up to £15m to the local economy and sustain 1,500 jobs in the construction sector when it is redeveloped.

It is hoped the stadium will be finished in time for the 2016 GAA Ulster Final, which will move from Clones in Co Monaghan.SPT_20130208_UNC_080_26436339_I1

The contractors who will build the new Casement Park in Andersonstown will be obliged to give work to the long-term unemployed.

Ulster GAA has made the precondition that any building firm bidding to oversee the biggest single capital project ever undertaken in this part of the city must employ those who have been out of work as part of a so-called ‘social clause.’

It us expected 1,500 jobs will be created by the construction of the £76.4 million stadium, which will be the second most prestigious GAA stadium in Ireland, behind only the Association’s headquarters at Croke Park.

Ulster GAA has also required any prospective building firm to offer apprenticeships to young local trainee tradesmen.

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