On June 24th immediately before the 2pm start of the Connacht Championship Semifinal game the official opening of the new seated stand will be performed.
The Galway game is the perfect showcase in which to open the stand which is on schedule and will be completed shortly.
The facility is a much needed replacement for the old dressing rooms and media area. The new stand has 4 well proportioned dressing rooms with communication and media links to respective Team Analyst boxes on the upper most tier.
The middle tier will provide much needed Administrative office space and meeting rooms for the day to day running of Leitrim GAA. It also has a Museum / Display area which will be opened later in the summer.
The upper tier (over the seated area) is a state of the art media centre with fully sound proofed Radio boxes and ample space for other media types. Towards the ends of the stand is space for meetings and a corporate area. On the evening of June 24th after the big match this area on the N4 side will be transformed into a Studio for RTE for the purposes of performing the Qualifier draw which will be aired live.
The main stand area provides well appointed panoramic views of the playing field and the angle of the stand gives you a feeling of close proximity to the playing area.
The Get on the Team fund raising campaign is ongoing and has now reached the 600,000 mark. There has been a marked increase in donations in recent weeks all of which is very much appreciated. If you are not on the Team Fundraiser and wish to do so then please contact an officer of the County Board as soon as possible as every euro invested at this stage will reduce the cost of any borrowings that Leitrim GAA may have to endure. Click on the Developments Link on the left hand side to obtain more specific info. and instructions. Donations that are not Tax Relief compatible are also most welcome.
The unveiling of the Get on the Team plaques is planned for another date later in the summer.
01-Jun-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO