rofbp wrote:i think most people understand that this will be done on a limited budget, but that doesn't mean you can't do something decent with the design. it'll just take a little bit of imagination. remember there won't be a lot of major structural work on 3 sides of the ground
you could argue that the current shell has a stark bare quality to it, that could really be set off well if you had a good roof design put over it, with an imaginative lighting system at night perhaps: imagine it reflecting in the river as you come in over the new downstream crossing or drive in lower glanmire road.
I'm astonished that they can even build the 2-tier stand alone for that price. From what I've heard, the price per seat spirals once you add a second tier.
And - I haven't been in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in a while so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong - but I've heard the rows are too tight for the existing seating, so they had to cut the tops off the back of the seats to allow leg-room for those behind. That's not going to be easy to fix.
I'm not particularly enthused about what they can do for that price.