Reply To: Betie’s (National Stadium) Bowl
Â£70 million sounds very low alright. Remember Eircom Park? Originally it was to cost no more than Â£65m, and that was set in stone. Soon after the price inevitably doubled to a much more realistic level. The cost of these things is nearly always under-stated in the plans. The stadium in Wales was to have cost Â£125m but ended up costing Â£200m.
It seems though that with Stadium Ireland we are doing the opposite, finding the highest price possible and then working our way back from that. Â£1 billion is a nice round figure isn’t it? Never mind that thats the over-stated figure for the entire campus not just the stadium. Convenient that some anti-stadium people use that figure as the cost of the stadium alone. 300m euro is a much more realistic price tag for a 65k all-seater stadium.