The famous Canal End has been demolished at Croke Park and two tiers of a new stand at the city end of the ground should be ready for next year’s All-Ireland finals.
The Canal End will eventually house corporate boxes similar to those on the new Cusack Stand, although the GAA is reluctant to call it the Cusack Stand any more.
With the green light already received to retain Hill 16 as a standing area, the GAA propose to demolish the Nally Stand and re-build it as a terrace and incorporate it into the ‘Hill.’ When that work is complete the ‘Hill’ end will be divided in two, so that competing counties in future All-Ireland finals will have access to a reasonable number of cheap terrace tickets.
The Hogan Stand will also be re-built and the plan is to start demolishing the existing Hogan Stand the Monday after next year’s All-Ireland final. We should see a fully re-built Croke Park by September 2001.
— Sean Creedon