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Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is a celebrated Gaelic games stadium located in Cork, Ireland, and serves as the home of Cork GAA. The stadium, commonly known as “The Páirc,” is situated in Ballintemple.  The first stadium was opened in 1904 as the Cork Athletic Grounds, serving as a location for a variety of sports including hockey and athletic. The stadium was reopened as Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1976 where 2 showcase games took place, a hurling clash where Cork took on Kilkenny and a football encounter where Cork faced Kerry.

The Stadium underwent an extensive two-year renovation commencing in 2015 before reopening its doors in 2017.

Capacity and Records of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium had a capacity of 9,500 seats in the covered (Sean McCarthy) stand, 10,000 in the uncovered stand, roughly 12,000 in the “Blackrock end” terrace, approximately 12,000 in the “City end” terracing, and 50 in the wheelchair area before its redevelopment in 2017. Post-redevelopment, the main (covered) south stand has a capacity of 13,000 seats, the north (covered) stand has 8,000, and the city and “Blackrock end” terraces each have a capacity of 12,000. Furthermore, the south stand has three levels, including a 2,238-seat premium level.

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