The Press Association has a copy of the conclusions of a Price Waterhouse reportt on the viability of the plans to convert the Maze prison site into a sport stadium. The report was commissioned by the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Edwin Poots, a strong supporter of the Maze plan. However the report is with the Minister of Finance who is sure to give those figures a thorough going over.
– first four years operation cost £37m.
– a 38,500-seat stadium
-hosting 23 major sporting and music events par
– just under 500,000 paying spectators.
It would appear to be the Maze or nothing…
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