I was very disturbed and disappointed to learn that the budget for the redevelopment of Windsor Park is a mere £30m (Sport, December 20).
Belfast deserves a state-of-the-art sports stadium - if only to honour the great George Best, who was as loved down here in the south as he was up north.
Our rugby players, too, should be honoured with a facility capable of hosting Six Nations' fixtures in Belfast, after a decade of often electrifying performances.
As far as Ulster rugby is concerned, Ravenhill is outdated and probably now too small - given the province's achievements of late.
The inadequate budget for the stadium reveals a disrespect, on London's part, for the suffering endured during the Troubles and the great efforts to build understanding and tolerance across the two communities.
It's time that was recognised, in a real sense, by putting money on the table to build a quality of life, through investment in sport and the arts, which have the potential to forge important new bonds for the future.
Suffering in the north was a shared experience, in many ways, and may now work to bring previously divided communities together.
Meanwhile, I have a vision of Ireland taking on England, in rugby or soccer, at the new Belfast stadium and of George looking on with satisfaction and humility.