Casement Park
Casement Park ( Irish: Páirc Mhic Asmaint ) is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland, home to the Antrim football and hurling teams. Named after one of the participants of the 1916 Easter Rising, Sir Roger Casement, the ground has a capacity of 32,600. Casement Park, one of the main stadia in all of Ulster, opened for the first time in June 1953, with Armagh Harps defeating St John’s of Antrim in the final of the inaugural Ulster Senior Club Football Championship. The newly opened Casement Park hosted the Ulster Championship final less than a month later, which saw Armagh overcome reigning All-Ireland champions Cavan. In all, Casement Park has hosted eight Ulster football finals. However, the Antrim ground has not held the provincial show piece since 1971, with St. Tiernach's Park in Clones hosting the final until 2004 and it was moved to Croke Park the following year. A major facelift of the stadium took place in 2000, a move which saw more championship games played at Casement Park. In 2006, floodlights were added which now enable hurling and football to be played in the evening.

In 2006, proposals were raised to build a brand new multi-purpose national stadium on the site of the old Maze prison in Lisburn, which was intended to host football, rugby union and gaelic games. However, the opposition to the idea led to it being dropped in favour of a new venue in the Sydenham area of East Belfast. This led to Ulster GAA, who were one of the partners in the Maze project, to pull out in favour of remaining at Casement Park. In 2011, the Northern Ireland Executive announced that it had granted £138m for various stadium redevelopment projects throughout Northern Ireland. Ulster GAA will receive £61m of this, which will be used to redevelopment Casement Park into a 40,000 all seat stadium, making it the largest stadium in Northern Ireland.

2006 controversy
A decision in 2006 by the Antrim County Board to permit the use of Casement Park to host a Republican rally in commemoration of the deaths of Provisional IRA and INLA prisoners in the 1981 hunger strike drew criticisms from unionists.

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