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Croke Park in closure threat

Croke Park could face an indefinite period of closure if there were fatalities or serious injuries arising from the contentious pitch invasions after All-Ireland finals.

It could also lead to an instruction to either seat Hill 16 or dramatically cut its 13,000 capacity. Fencing off the stands may also be necessary.

With work about to begin on the erection of barriers in front of Hill 16, stadium director Peter McKenna has warned of the possible consequences of a major tragedy at the stadium.

"Quite simply, the stadium could be shut down for whatever length it took for outside agencies to conduct a full and thorough inquiry. We would have no say whatsoever in the matter," he said.


From Belfast Telegraph