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Work Underway On New Musgrave Park Stand

Work Underway On New Musgrave Park Stand

Work to replace the old Musgrave Park Stand in time for Munster’s pre-season friendly against London Wasps on Friday, August 19 is on schedule.

The old Stand at Musgrave Park that had existed since the 1980s has now been demolished and the space cleared to allow for construction of a 3,000-seater Stand – although the Terraces that flanked the old Stand will remain.

Work on the erection of the new Stand commenced today, following the delivery of the structural material.

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Musgrave Park Facilities Manager Ian Dunne is confident that all be ready for the pre-season game against London Wasps at the Cork venue on Friday, August 19.

Musgrave Park, home to the Dolphin and Sunday’s Well clubs, was purchased by the Munster Branch of the IRFU in 1938 but used during the war years to store turf.

Although club games were played there after the war ended, the first representative game was held in 1954 when Munster hosted Ulster in the Interprovincial Championship

When work is completed, the overall capacity of Musgrave Park will increase from 8,500 to 9,250 spectators.