After 12 years development of Croke Park is complete and the GAA headquarters is now a world class sporting arena.

With a new capacity of 82,300, of which 13,000 are standing on Hill 16, the newly revamped stadium cost €262 million. 

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and GAA president, Sean Kelly officially opened the upgraded stadium on 14 March 2005.  

Despite all the upgrades, the debate continues whether the new stadium will be open to soccer and rugby. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 March 2005.

Sean Kelly GAA President
Sean Kelly GAA President