National Football Stadium
|Construction||09/10.2013 - 2016|
|Address||Donegal Avenue, Belfast, BT12 6LW|
National Football Stadium – design description
The plan provides Tyree New stands for existing Windsor Park stadium, bringing capacity up by some 4,000 seats. But more importantly it is to provide extensive infrastructure for non-sporting and corporate events, improving its commercial potential and possible community importance.
Planning application was filed by the end of 2012, after a 12-week public consultation process. Construction was expected start in September/October 2013 and end in 2015. However, contractor selection ended with a three-month delay and construction is now to start in March/April 2014.
Cost estimated at £35 million will be covered by a 31 million grant from Department of Culture, Sports and Leisure with the remainder supplied by Irish Football Association. Initially the stadium's revamp was to cost £25, then 29, but grew as the project progressed.
Belfast: Windsor Park contractor announced
O'Hare and McGovern will soon have a football stadium in their portfolio as the company were announced as general contractors for Northern Ireland's national stadium redevelopment. Belfast Telegraph report.
Belfast: Funding approved for Windsor Park revamp
The plan to completely redevelop Northern Ireland's national stadium received the anticipated funding of £31 million. Two stands will be built from scratch and two will undergo thorough renovation works.
Belfast: IFA delayed or on schedule with Windsor Park revamp?
Preferred bidder was to be selected in September, but BBC claims there is trouble reaching an agreement. IFA denies any delay claims and assures the project is on schedule.
Belfast: National stadium revamp threatened?
It seems so after U.tv reported Crusaders FC challenging the redevelopment of Windsor Park. The club claims it would be state aid to their derby rivals, Linfield FC.
Belfast: Green light for new Windsor Park
After years of stagnation it may turn out that the redeveloped national stadium will be only the first step of what is called the ‘sporting village’, BBC reports. Works may start this year.
Belfast: Planning application submitted as planned
After weeks of consultations, Irish Football Association filed their planning application for Windsor Park redevelopment. If things continue to go along plans, construction should start in September.
New country: Northern Ireland
Despite long and proud traditions, stadium in Belfast are in desperate need for renovations. And since they are to get some soon, checking out their current state me proof to be a good idea.
New design: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park
Plans from a few years back have been scrapped, but that doesn’t mean Northern Ireland isn’t getting a new national venue. Or almost new as one of the Windsor Park stands is to be left untouched.