The details of the extensive refurbishment works planned for Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford have emerged, with the planning application lodged.
In a project that’ll cost several hundred thousand euros, parts of the terraces and stand will be demolished and rebuilt.
Yesterday, Longford County Board lodged its planning application with Longford County Council for the upgrade of Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
The extensive file shows the GAA intends carrying out structural upgrading works to the existing west stand, including partial demolition of the seated structure and some rebuilding of it.
There’s also plans to upgrade the south terrace, with partial demolition and rebuilding and the installation of new safety barriers.
The southwest seating area would also be upgraded, while existing office space would be turned into a referee’s room.
A new stand-alone building would also be built to accommodate toilets for the south terrace.
Eight new turnstiles would also be built to facilitate crowd control.
The council is due to make a decision by October 16th, with the deadline for submissions being September 25th.