Belfast Stadium Plans Approved

19 December 2010 (Last Updated December 19th, 2010 18:30)

The Northern Ireland Executive has approved plans to transform Casement Park in Belfast into an all-seater stadium. The project will cost an estimated £100m ($156.35m), and investment will come from the government and the Gaelic Athletic Association. The 40,000-seat stadium w

The Northern Ireland Executive has approved plans to transform Casement Park in Belfast into an all-seater stadium.

The project will cost an estimated £100m ($156.35m), and investment will come from the government and the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The 40,000-seat stadium will feature international-standard floodlights, premium and corporate facilities and other amenities.

Post completion, the new stadium will serve as the venue for Ulster football finals, as well as other major games, according to UKPA.