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Go-ahead for Semple Stadium revamp

Semple Stadium in County Tipperary, Ireland, has been given the green light for a multi-million euro redevelopment.

Planning permission has been granted for the revamp of the Kinane Stand at the 45,000 capacity stadium.

Semple Stadium is the home of hurling and Gaelic football for Tipperary GAA and for the province of Munster.

Located in Thurles, County Tipperary, it is the second largest GAA stadium in Ireland, after Croke Park, with a capacity of 45,690.

The multi-million euro project will include improved player and matchday facilities with a new gym, dressing rooms and media facilities.

The plans include an extra tier which will provide corporate hospitality and a function room.

The stand, which caters for 14,500 spectators, is expected to retain the same capacity once the works are completed.

Work is unlikely to get underway until the end of this year at the earliest.

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