Redevelopment work is due to take place in Walsh Park next summer.
The Waterford County Board have targetted a summer start for the work with plans being drawn to construct a new 16-18,000 stadium at the famed old grounds.
Waterford will play Tipperary and Cork at home in the new look provincial SHC next year and both these games are set to feature at Walsh Park.
Then the work is set to begin and the aim is to have it completed for the following year's campaign, according to county board chairman Paddy Joe Ryan.
"With everything going well, we'll be hoping to start redevelopment after after our second game in the Munster championship and have it shipshape for 2019," Ryan told the Waterford News & Star.
"All the major grounds are in major cities mostly. The GAA doesn't tend to move out from where it is, it tends to expand and develop what they have."