Cork GAA will soon have a brand new home, as Páirc Uí Chaoimh enters the final stages of its reconstruction.
The Lee-side venue is set to hold up to 45,000 supporters, with state-of-the-art facilities.
While the Rebels endured a testing 2016 in both hurling and football, there is a real hope that 2017 will not only bring a new fortress but also better fortune on the field.
The projected opening date for the ground is in June, which will come too late to host the Rebel’s first round Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash with Tipperary. However, there will undoubtedly be some major ties in Páirc Uí Chaoimh over the summer months.
This Monday evening, a virtual tour video for the stadium was released, and it looks sublime.
We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see a top class championship match at the famous venue.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh has also been listed as a potential venue should Ireland win the rights to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and judging by this breath-taking video, the Irish government and the IRFU have chosen wisely.
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