It has two covered stands and two terraces, behind each goalpost. The current capacity of the stadium is approximately 24,000 with a seating capacity of 17,000. Plans have just[when?] been announced to increase the capacity of the stadium to 40,000 in the next few years.[when?]
A large part of the Old Stand's roof was blown off during a violent storm on 12 February 2014. The rest was removed for health and safety reasons.
History was made at Nowlan Park on 7 June 2014 when Kilkenny versus Offaly was broadcast on Sky Sports, the first time a Championship fixture of any kind was broadcast live to a UK-wide audience. British viewers were reported to have been "amazed and confused [...] bemused but impressed [...] amused and confounded" after catching a glimpse of the teatime action.