Roscommon GAA clubs unanimously approved the €4.1 million renovation plan for Dr. Hyde Park at the recent County Board meeting.
Chairperson of the county’s infrastructure committee, Pádraig Naughton, gave a detailed presentation on the planned works which include new dressing rooms, turnstiles, exit gates, new seating in the main stand, new toilet facilities as well as a new wheelchair section and renovated dugouts and press facilities.
If completed, the planned works would increase the capacity of the county ground to 25,000, which would make it eligible to host Connacht finals once again.
Roscommon GAA Treasurer David O’Connor told the meeting that €1 million would come from existing funds while a loan for approximately €3 million would cover the remainder.
Concluding, Chairperson Brian Carroll outlined the next steps which include approval from Connacht GAA and Croke Park. The project could then be put to tender in the hope that works could begin late this summer.