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Huge air dome planned for Connacht

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 10:46am
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Huge air dome planned for Connacht

The Connacht GAA Centre at Bekan.

Huge air dome planned for Connacht

The Connacht GAA Centre at Bekan.

By David Connors

 

GAA supporters across the province could be watching FBD League games staged at a brand-new €3 million indoor development being built by Connacht GAA that is expected by officials to by ready for use from as early as December of this year.

The state-of-the-art dome, which will be the largest air dome of its kind anywhere in the world, will eventually host a gym, a running track, seating for at least 600 spectators as well as a full-sized playing pitch.

The structure at Connacht GAA’s Centre of Excellence located in Bekan, Mayo, will be 150 metres in length by 100 metres in width and will accommodate a pitch almost the same size as MacHale Park in Castlebar.

In the middle of the dome, the building will be 26 metres high, 16 metres in height near the sideline and spectator areas, in what is a truly ambitious project.

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