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Written Question
Casement Park: Regeneration
Friday 12th May 2023

Asked by: Baroness Foster of Aghadrumsee (Non-affiliated - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to set out the source of funding for the redevelopment of Casement Park GAA stadium in Belfast which was included as one of 14 stadiums in the UK and Ireland’s bid to host Euro 2028.

Answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

The joint UK and Republic of Ireland bid to host EURO 2028 was submitted to UEFA on 12 April 2023. The bid proposes 10 stadia, with the inclusion of Casement Park in Belfast enabling Northern Ireland to be a prospective host for the tournament, so that local communities can benefit from the considerable socio-economic benefits of hosting an event of this scale.

There has been a longstanding commitment in Northern Ireland as part of the regional stadium development programme to redevelop Casement Park – alongside the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park and Kingspan Stadium, which have already undergone improvements. Given the inclusion of Casement Park in the bid, HM Government is working closely with partners in Northern Ireland to ensure the redevelopment is adequately funded, delivered in good time, and complies sufficiently with UEFA’s technical requirements.