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James Nesbitt, Gary Lightbody and Dame Mary Peters at the official opening ceremony of the new National Football Stadium

James Nesbitt, Gary Lightbody and Dame Mary Peters at the official opening ceremony of the new National Football Stadium

World boxing champion Carl Frampton with daughter Carla and Gerry Armstrong

World boxing champion Carl Frampton with daughter Carla and Gerry Armstrong

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President David Martin

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President David Martin

Rory McIlroy shares a joke with former goalkeeper Harry Gregg

Rory McIlroy shares a joke with former goalkeeper Harry Gregg

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson

James Nesbitt, Gary Lightbody and Dame Mary Peters at the official opening ceremony of the new National Football Stadium

The boss of world football was in Belfast on Saturday night to help officially open the new national stadium.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino was among a sell-out crowd at the redeveloped Windsor Park.

Mr Infantino unveiled a plaque to mark its opening, and said Northern Ireland now had a world class arena. "With this project the Irish Football Association is both safeguarding its historical legacy and reshaping its football home in a way that fits the country's needs," he commented.

"Windsor Park has been transformed into a compact, world class stadium. It is a smart and sustainable solution, and I am honoured to be here in Belfast to see this project come to life."

Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said the arena was a fitting home for our football team, adding: "The national football stadium is not just a building but a symbol of hope and aspiration for the new Northern Ireland we are all part of."

The redevelopment project, which took 29 months to complete, has brought three new stands - East, South and West - while seating in the ground's existing North Stand has been refurbished and a new covered walkway added.

After taking part in the official opening, First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness watched the match. Mrs Foster said: "The transformation has been remarkable and Northern Ireland, along with first class fans, now has a truly first class venue as its home of football."

Mr McGuinness said Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill and his team had proved they were a class act on and off the pitch.

Ahead of kick-off, stars including Carl Frampton, Dennis Taylor and Mary Peters took part in a lap of legends around the pitch.

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The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings & Mary Peters pictured
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The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings & Mary Peters pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pat Jennings at the official opening of the Northern Ireland National Stadium.
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Pat Jennings at the official opening of the Northern Ireland National Stadium. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Pat Jennings and Michael Boyd pictured at the official opening ceremony.

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 Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans.

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Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans.

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Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

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Goal keeping Legends Harry Gregg and Pat Jennings attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
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  Challenge Cup: Stena Line Belfast Giants v Braehead Clan at the SSE Arena Belfast.

Belfast Giant Chris Higgins scores against Braehead during Saturday nights Challenge Cup game at the SSE Arena, Belfast.

8 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Challenge Cup: Stena Line Belfast Giants v Braehead Clan at the SSE Arena Belfast. Belfast Giant Chris Higgins scores against Braehead during Saturday nights Challenge Cup game at the SSE Arena, Belfast.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends.
Jimmy Nesbitt pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends. Jimmy Nesbitt pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends.
Jimmy Nesbitt pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends. Jimmy Nesbitt pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings & Mary Peters pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings & Mary Peters pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends.
Jimmy Nesbitt pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends. Jimmy Nesbitt pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C
The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends.
Jimmy Nesbitt pictured
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup qualifier Group C The official opening of the National Stadium this evening with a lap of former Northern Ireland legends. Jimmy Nesbitt pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier FIFA President, Gianni Infantino at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

General view of the plaque at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier General view of the plaque at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Communities Minister Paul Givan is pictured with  FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Communities Minister Paul Givan is pictured with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fan Anne Cullen from Donaghmore      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fan Anne Cullen from Donaghmore attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Joshua (7) and Caleb Crooks (6) from Coagh      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Joshua (7) and Caleb Crooks (6) from Coagh attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Alastair, scott and Alexandra Carnwath from Antrin      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Alastair, scott and Alexandra Carnwath from Antrin attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Matthew Denny,David Irwin,Matthew Irwin and Rachel Walker  attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Matthew Denny,David Irwin,Matthew Irwin and Rachel Walker attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -
The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony
Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Photo by Kevin Scott  / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -
The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony
Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Photo by Kevin Scott  / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -
The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony
Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Photo by Kevin Scott  / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Kevin Scott / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fan Louise Beacom from Omagh  attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fan Louise Beacom from Omagh attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Stephen and Sarah Cameron from Antrim      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Stephen and Sarah Cameron from Antrim attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fan  Aaron Crawford from Londonderry    attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fan Aaron Crawford from Londonderry attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Mark Alexander ans eight year old Adam from Armagh  attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Mark Alexander ans eight year old Adam from Armagh attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Joshua (7) and Caleb Crooks (6) from Coagh      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Joshua (7) and Caleb Crooks (6) from Coagh attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Alastair, scott and Alexandra Carnwath from Antrin      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Alastair, scott and Alexandra Carnwath from Antrin attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fan Anne Cullen from Donaghmore      attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fan Anne Cullen from Donaghmore attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland fans Matthew Denny,David Irwin,Matthew Irwin and Rachel Walker  attending    The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland fans Matthew Denny,David Irwin,Matthew Irwin and Rachel Walker attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with Communities Minister Paul Givan, Marco Van Basten, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin before the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with Communities Minister Paul Givan, Marco Van Basten, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Irish FA President, David Martin before the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast

Northern Ireland's in the new kopstand


Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast Northern Ireland's in the new kopstand Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast

Northern Ireland's fans(left to right) Richard Kennedy,
John Clarke, Joesph Rea(6) and Laura Clarke from Comber


Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast Northern Ireland's fans(left to right) Richard Kennedy, John Clarke, Joesph Rea(6) and Laura Clarke from Comber Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast

Northern Ireland's fans.


Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast Northern Ireland's fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Jimmy Nesbitt  pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Jimmy Nesbitt pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Jimmy Nesbitt  pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Jimmy Nesbitt pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Eamonn Holmes pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Eamonn Holmes pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Gary McAllister pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Gary McAllister pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast

Northern Ireland fan and presenter Colin Murray


Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 8th October FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier - Northern Ireland Vs San Marino at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast Northern Ireland fan and presenter Colin Murray Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

First Minister Arlene Foster, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Irish FA President, David Martin and FIFA President, Gianni Infantino pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier First Minister Arlene Foster, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Irish FA President, David Martin and FIFA President, Gianni Infantino pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - 

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony

Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 - The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the official opening ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
World Champion Boxer Carl Frampton attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye World Champion Boxer Carl Frampton attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Golfer Rory McIIroy attending  The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Golfer Rory McIIroy attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Northern Ireland team        The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Northern Ireland team The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Actor Jimmy Nesbitt attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Actor Jimmy Nesbitt attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye 
Goal keeping Legends Harry Gregg and Pat Jennings attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th October 2016 -Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Goal keeping Legends Harry Gregg and Pat Jennings attending The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Opening Game and Ceremony before Northern Ireland vs San Marino 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Brian Little/ Press Eye

PACEMAKER BELFAST   08/10/2016
Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup Qualifier Group C
Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans and San Marino’s Matteo Coppini during this evenings game at the National Stadium in Belfast.
Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/10/2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino World Cup Qualifier Group C Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans and San Marino’s Matteo Coppini during this evenings game at the National Stadium in Belfast. Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Fans enjoy the match.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Fans enjoy the match. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Jimmy Nesbitt. 

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Jimmy Nesbitt. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Fans enjoy the match.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Fans enjoy the match. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Northern Ireland football stars Pat Jennings and Harry Gregg help Jay and Ellie cut the ribbon to official open the new stadium for the fans. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Carl Frampton along with Gerry Armstrong.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Carl Frampton along with Gerry Armstrong. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Fans enjoy the match.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Fans enjoy the match. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Fans enjoy the match.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Fans enjoy the match. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Charlie Lawson.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Charlie Lawson. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Jimmy Nesbitt.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Jimmy Nesbitt. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016

Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast.

 Jimmy Nesbitt.

Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th October 2016 Northern Ireland v San Marino at the National Stadium, Belfast. Jimmy Nesbitt. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye

The official opening of the National Stadium this evening Pat Jennings & Mary Peters pictured Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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