Like your idea, however a few things which need to be considered.AMC wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:34 pm The Mono Stand in Dalymount is the kind of thing we can strive towards, and is actually a realistic project at a €100k cost. It's a relatively small investment and would make quite a big difference to Oriel Park. We could construct a covered stand for the away fans with a similar capacity and hopefully at a similar cost. It's hard to know what the ROI would be but it would certainly boost the away attendance. We could also sell naming rights to the stand to help fund it, so there's reason to believe it would be a relatively economical decision. It would ease some of the pressure around how poor the state of the ground is (particularly the away end) and would tide us over nicely until plans for a full redevelopment are enacted, which I don't see happening in the near future.
- If I am correctly informed such a stand has to be constructed on a solid underground. At the town end it would mean foundation works having to be done
- If it is placed behind the Carrick Rd. end, again if I am correctly informed, the YDC cannot be used as the area behind the goal is classified as the emergency access for fire service etc.
- Naming rights ... I would find it hard to believe a big player would put their name on Oriel or a stand due to the condition the place is in. Would have to be a local company with links to the club ... or a wealthy fan who does it as a vanity project. Maybe FastFix Oriel after a lick of paint!
On another note ..... had (potential) councillors canvassing at my door earlier .... now is time for fans and their families to tighten the screws on these lads. Make it clear votes depend on their support for Oriel revamp and youth football facilities for DFC. Time for them to earn their votes, GAA have been doing it for years.