Munster Install Artificial Pitch In Cork

Irish Independent Park Cork
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7 May 2018

Major upgrade works have commenced at the Munster’s Cork-based stadium, Irish Independent Park (formerly Musgrave Park) this week.

The significant development, an integral part of the province’s long-term strategy for the Cork area, sees the installation of a modified 3G pitch surface by Tralee-based PST Sport, replacing the current grass surface.

Funded in part by Munster’s own commercial revenue streams, including the Munster Rugby Annual London Dinner, and a Sports Capital Grant, the new artificial pitch will allow for a significant increase in games played and hosted events, on a consistent basis, assisting the province’s efforts of growing the game at grassroots level.

Irish Independent Park is already the focal point for rugby in the South Munster region and this upgrade will allow for further opportunities going forward, benefiting the wider rugby community.

Munster Rugby head of operations, Philip Quinn, said: “In terms of facilities, it is fantastic to see this phase of our long-term strategy progressing. Since 2015 we have installed a new 3,500 seated stand and covered terrace at Irish Independent Park, improved match-day facilities, and will now have access to a consistently world-class surface all season.

“Better facilities cater for greater access and the venue is central to Munster Rugby’s plans for growth and development. This is a valuable addition to the rugby landscape in Cork and the province.”

The installation period will take up to ten weeks to complete and the new artificial surface will be ready ahead of the 2018-19 season.

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