Pics: The Redevelopment Of Potential Ireland RWC 2023 Stadium Is Coming Along Nicely
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Ireland are currently one of the frontrunners to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup along with France and South Africa.
All three nations have had their applications formally approved with a decision expected over the next few weeks as to who will get to host the famous tournament. Ireland have never hosted a major tournament like this before, although they have hosted a handful of Rugby World Cup games in the past.
In order to be eligible to host the tournament, Ireland needs a dozen stadia up to scratch, with one of those stadiums needing a 60,000+ capacity to host the semi-finals and final of the illustrious tournament.
One key part to this plan coming together is the €78 million redevelopment of Cork GAA’s Pairc Ui Chaomh. The stadium is being converted into a modern 45,000-seater, and hopes to play a huge role in Ireland’s bid.
A few images of the redevelopment have been doing the rounds on social media and it looks like it’s really starting to come along nicely.
— Kevin Hayes (@Kevyhayes) November 2, 2016
The new City End!!! pic.twitter.com/19PCz8hS2g
— John Mullins (@jpemul06) October 24, 2016
— Stephen McCormack (@stephenmccor) November 2, 2016
Fingers crossed lads. It could finally be Ireland’s time.