Leinster to increase RDS capacity for Clermont match

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. An Tarbh

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    Good move it's only a slight increase but it's better than nothing.

    In the long run they'll be looking to redevelop the Angelsea stand and bring the capacity closer to 25/26k
     
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  3. danit

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    all the tickets sold out in Clermont in less than an hour...
     
  4. DonBilly

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (danit @ Mar 26 2010, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    The 3000 tickets were sold very quickly sixteen flights have been organised to bring these people from Clermont to Dublin.
     
  5. Just quick question for Snoop or whoever,

    Can Leinster increase RDS capacity in a permanent basis seen as they only renting it?
     
  6. There are plans to renovate the Anglesea Stand and thus increase the capacity. The North and South Stands have to remain temporary due to the Horse Show taking place in August needing more space. It appears as though each temporary stand can by increased in size though. As An Tarbh said, there's scope for the ground to increase in capacity to in the region of 26,000. It's the RDS rather than Leinster who'll control this.
     
  7. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Mar 26 2010, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    That's what I thought but like is it viable to do a job on Donnybrook like Thomond because when Leinster left Donnybrook there wasn't a huge demand but now Leinster rugby is massive and it's only in past 2-3years that professional side of things has found itself in this country and things are really taking off.

    As you said RDS have final say.
     
  8. An Tarbh

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    it's not as if the RDS wouldn't benefit though from having an increased capacity especially for the Horse Show.
     
  9. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Mar 27 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    True but who'll be paying ????
     
  10. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Mar 26 2010, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    That was the original plan. I'm not sure of the in and out of it but I think the new stand (where the camera usually is) was to be mirrored on the other side by the same type of stand. Apparently there were problems arranging compensation to move the tennis courts from behind the ground. Even if the plan did go ahead, it would only bring capacity up to around 12,000 which Leinster have now outgrown.

    Developing the RDS and moving big games (the Munster, new years eve and Heineken Cup knockout games) to the Aviva/Lansdowne is the way to go.
     
  11. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Mar 27 2010, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    That was the original plan. I'm not sure of the in and out of it but I think the new stand (where the camera usually is) was to be mirrored on the other side by the same type of stand. Apparently there were problems arranging compensation to move the tennis courts from behind the ground. Even if the plan did go ahead, it would only bring capacity up to around 12,000 which Leinster have now outgrown.

    Developing the RDS and moving big games (the Munster, new years eve and Heineken Cup knockout games) to the Aviva/Lansdowne is the way to go.
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    Still though the ML games are attracting bigger crowds than 12000.

    Munster had similar problems with houses at back of where east terrace is now but IRFU kept going back and eventually got what they wanted (at an inflted price) but money does talk.
     
  12. Money does indeed talk but an acre of land in the heart of Dublin 4 is worth a hell of a lot more than a few houses near Moyross!
     
  13. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Mar 27 2010, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    True but well in long-term it worth it,
    But even if it doesn't seem feasible i'd like see IRFU look into it because rugby in Ireland is on a major rise still and I can see provices in 4-5 years (only then) really reap the rewards and Leinster and Munster will really be able to be selling 30,000 tickets for all games if possible.
     
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