Cork will have to give up home advantage for their Munster SHC quarter-final collision with Tipperary next year as redevelopment on Pairc Ui Chaoimh will not be complete.
Speaking to Red FM on Friday morning, Cork chairman Ger Lane said the famous old stadium won't be ready until July 2017.
That won't come in time for the visit of the Premier County, so the Rebels are going to have to go on the road.
"Our schedule is for July, it's a tight schedule as it is so it would have to be an away fixture or a neutral fixture," said Lane.
"It's likely this game will be in the month of May so it is out of the question that we would be able to host such a game six weeks in advance of the current deadline to have the stadium completed.
"We have entered into home and away arrangements with a number of counties and Tipperary are one of those. Thurles is still a great venue from a Cork point of view.
"If we travel away to Tipperary it just means we're owed a further game by Tipperary."
Should Cork's footballers get past Waterford in their quarter-final, and then Liam Kearns' Tipperary side, then they could end up playing the Munster final in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, with that decider slated for early July.
With Kerry on the other side of the draw, a meeting between the two is a distinct possibility.
"It has been mentioned before that may well be the game that could open Pairc Ui Chaoimh," Lane added.
"We certainly can't be complacent playing Waterford or Tipperary. We need to get over Waterford initially, and there's no doubt Tipperary are now one of the top sides in the country.
"We wouldn't be taking anything for granted."