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£70 million sounds very low alright. Remember Eircom Park? Originally it was to cost no more than £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 £125m but ended up costing £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. £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.

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