The redevelopment of Walsh Park has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.
The news is a major boost to Waterford who were unable to host games in last year's new-look Munster SHC due to the county grounds' restricted capacity of just 8,000. Waterford City & Council granted planning permission for the €7 million revamp last year, but An Bord Pleanála received two submissions regarding traffic management issues.
However, these issues have been addressed and the refurbishment works can now proceed. The existing stand on Slievekeale Road will be upgraded as will Keanes Road which will be a covered terrace, while there will be an uncovered terrace on the northern bank. When completed, the Waterford city venue will have a capacity of 15,500.
The redevelopment of Walsh Park by @WaterfordGAA is to go ahead after An Bord Pleanála gave the project the go ahead. A number of elements will have to be put in place before construction can begin.The 15,500 capacity stadium, will cost up to 7 million euro.— Liz Reddy (@LilyReddy) February 15, 2019