Belfast, with its overburdened roads, cannot provide a venue for a new sports stadium.
However, with the alternative proposal of the Maze/Long Kesh, we have an irresistible force meeting an immovable object.
Long Kesh, in the Second World War, was an airfield used for instruction by the RAF. Accidents occurred and there were fatalities.
Some three decades later, on those same concrete strips, H-Blocks were erected in which republican hunger strikers died.
What an example and inspiration it would be to our new generation of young men and women if both sides would now agree to remove to alternative sites all memorabilia, RAF or republican, and in their place erect a non-controversial memorial.
This could take the form of a large rough-hewn block of Mourne granite, or perhaps better still, two such stones from both a northern and southern county, joined together by a simple single plaque enscribed solely with the words In Memoriam.
J CLAUDE MACQUIGG