Waterford GAA granted permission to redevelop Walsh Park
Waterford GAA County Board has received planning approval to overhaul Walsh Park.
Waterford hurlers were forced to play their 'home' games in this year's Munster Championship such was the unsuitable nature of Walsh Park which is badly in need of upgrades.
Waterford City & Council have now granted permission for that development consisting of the demolition of existing on-site buildings, with the exception of the Southern Stand, and the construction of a host of new facilities.
The development will consist of a new western boundary wall complete with turnstile housings, ticket office and exit gates; New western terrace complete with roof cover; New sanitary and concession accommodation at western end of ground; New northern open seated stand (uncovered); New part open seated stand at northeast corner (uncovered).
The updates will also include new sanitary accommodation at northeast corner; New 2-storey Dressing room/administration building at the eastern end of the ground; New sanitary and concession accommodation at the south-east corner; New southern boundary wall at south-east corner complete with a turnstile housing, ticket office and exit gates.
The new home of Waterford GAA will have a capacity of over 18,000, although it may be late 2019 or early 2020 before it opens its doors.
You can see more on the plans by visiting www.waterfordcouncil.ie.