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Old 12-02-2009, 03:43 PM
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Lansdowne Road is to be renamed Aviva Stadium for a 10-year period, it was announced today.

The deal sees insurance company Hibernian Aviva provide investment to the IRFU and FAI for their grassroots programmes, in a deal reportedly worth around €40m.

In making the announcement, Philip Browne, chairman of the Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company (LRSDC) and chief executive of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said that he was “delighted” with the deal.

“We believe that in the difficult economic conditions we are now going through, Aviva Stadium will be of huge benefit to the economy as a whole,” he said.

“Even taking the most conservative view I do not think it would be exaggerating to say that Aviva Stadium could have an impact of some €250m on the local economy each year. Hibernian Aviva’s support will drive both our sports and the economy at a time when it needs it more than ever. We are delighted to welcome them to the team.”

FAI chief executive John Delaney, said the move would strengthen grassroots programmes which encourage participation in football among children and young adults.

He said the recent announcement that the 2011 UEFA Europa League Final would be played at the stadium is a fantastic start for the partnership.

“It really is a tremendous endorsement of just what is being achieved,” he said. “I think it is fair to say that everyone in UEFA could see the potential of what we are developing. One has only to think of some of the other stadia that were in line for the final to see just how world-class the facility we are building is going to be.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:21 PM
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:23 PM
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Was lobbying for "Tansdowne Road" myself
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Boo....I understand the need for dolla bills but if Thomond Park resisted flogging the name surely landsdowne could have too.
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If the GAA did a similar deal for Croke Park they'd be made out to be a greedy shower of bastards.
Luckily they would never do it.
You can't put a price on some things.
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If the GAA did a similar deal for Croke Park they'd be made out to be a greedy shower of bastards.
By who exactly??
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If the GAA did a similar deal for Croke Park they'd be made out to be a greedy shower of bastards.
Luckily they would never do it.
You can't put a price on some things.

sure the gaa are not greddy fucks at all. how much did the irfu pay them in rent?
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sure the gaa are not greddy fucks at all. how much did the irfu pay them in rent?
How does getting rent from the IRFU make the GAA greedy?
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By who exactly??
By the same dick for brains who hammer them for letting Guinness sponsor the hurling yet conveniently ignore all the alcohol sponsorship in rugby.
Wolf Blass is the "Official Wine" of the IRFU for fucks sake.
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Boo....I understand the need for dolla bills but if Thomond Park resisted flogging the name surely landsdowne could have too.
I heard that there were offers from the people that own super-valu and centra for the naming rights of Thomond Park, but "Musgrave Park," didn't go down well with the Limerick contingent in the Munster branch....


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