Ulster GAA have unveiled the proposed designs for their new provincial stadium at Casement Park in Antrim.

The reveal of the new design comes nearly two years after a High Court judge ruled at the original proposed design of the ground in Belfast was unlawful.

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Plans to redevelop the stadium in Antrim have suffered setbacks over the last few years but the Ulster board are now hopeful that their latest plans will allow them to move forward with the £77million redevelopment project.

The new design, which Ulster GAA say was informed and shaped by feedback received from the local community and wider stakeholders, has a proposed capacity of 34,500 inclusive of 8,500 standing terracing.

The new height, scale and capacity are all reduced from the previous design, with the stadium envelope also being further restricted.

The 'bowl' design of the stadium will ensure that terracing supporters have the same level of protection from the weather and concourse facilities as all other spectators within the ground. 

The proposal also sets out plans for sustainable travel options with dedicated traffic and travel operations including supporter coach travel and off-site park and ride transportation.

Speaking at the design unveiling, Tom Daly, Chairman of the Casement Park Project Board said: "Today’s design unveiling demonstrates Ulster GAA’s willingness to engage, listen and evolve our plans for a new Casement Park stadium. 

"In the new scheme we have reduced the scale, mass, size and capacity of the stadium whilst at the same time creating a first class atmosphere for GAA supporters through the bowl design and up-close spectator experience. 

"We are also committed to delivering a travel culture change within the GAA with a sustainable transport strategy inclusive of coach travel, park and ride and integrated travel choices with ticket sales. 

"This strategy is good for ease of access to and from the stadium, is cognisant of the needs and views of the local community and is good for the wider environment."

Michael Hasson, Ulster GAA President, added: "GAA members, supporters as well as people across the local community are looking forward to an exciting new beginning for Antrim and a Provincial Stadium for Ulster.

"We want to create a positive sporting legacy and iconic stadium that will be a beacon to inspire young GAA players throughout, West Belfast, Antrim and across Ulster."

The GAA are hoping that building work can begin on the new stadium next year and that work would be finished by the end of 2019.