Markievicz Park

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Markievicz Park
Páirc Markiewicz
Location Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Coordinates 54°15′27.11″N 8°27′52.04″W / 54.2575306°N 8.4644556°W / 54.2575306; -8.4644556Coordinates: 54°15′27.11″N 8°27′52.04″W / 54.2575306°N 8.4644556°W / 54.2575306; -8.4644556
Opened 1955
Owner Sligo GAA
Surface Grass
Capacity 18,558
Field size 142 x 90 m
Public transit access Sligo Mac Diarmada railway station

Markievicz Park (Irish: Páirc Markiewicz) is the principal GAA stadium in County Sligo, Ireland, home to the Sligo football and hurling teams. Built in 1955 due mostly to Sean Forde who single-handedly gathered the funds necessary to build the stadium, it is named after Constance Markievicz, one of the participants of the 1916 Easter Rising and the first woman elected to Dáil Éireann and also the first female British MP.

The grounds were redeveloped in a ten-year project completed in 2009 and costing €2.4 million. This raised the safe capacity from 10,500 to 18,558 (3,585 seated under a covered stand, 14,936 standing terraced, 37 disabled spectator places).[1]

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  1. ^ Jennings O'Donovan consulting engineers website