Antrim GAA hope to increase Corrigan Park capacity

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Antrim GAA want to increase Corrigan Park’s capacity to over 4,000 for their Ulster Senior Football Championship tie with Cavan on Saturday April the 23rd. They are confident that the Ulster Council will back the plans.
At the moment work is being carried out at the venue to level out the area behind the goal on the far side of the pitch. That would allow a further 500 or 600 supporters to attend the game.
The game will be Antrim’s first at home in the provincial championship since 2013 following the closure of Casement Park.
Doubts were expressed by Cavan delegates at an Ulster CCC meeting over Antrim’s ability to host the tie at the West Belfast venue despite a new stand and terracing area being erected during the pandemic.
A vote to move the game to another venue was passed and then defeated at the second time of asking after Antrim officials insisted it was ‘ Corrigan Park or nowhere’. The Belfast City Council has given the green light for Antrim GAA to level the ground behind the goal with Ulster Council officials due to inspect it tomorrow afternoon.