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Uefa provides half a million euros to save Windsor Park

Linfield's Windsor Park ground is the venue for Northern Ireland internationals
Linfield's Windsor Park ground is the venue for Northern Ireland internationals

Uefa has provided half a million euros to help upgrade Windsor Park so that it can continue to host Northern Ireland's international football matches.

The money will fund urgent repairs to the stadium, with further cash being provided by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through Sport NI.

The work will centre on the North Stand roof and the moats around the pitch, which will be replaced by walkways.

Work is scheduled to commence on 24 May and should be finished by September.

The Euro 2012 qualifiers kick off on 7 September.

The money comes as a major boost to the IFA as the improvements will help the ground comply with Health and Safety regulations.

The Windsor Park capacity should remain at 13,500 with the next phase providing a move to 20,000 if further Government money can be secured.



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Blues set to make deal on Windsor
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Uefa staying out of Windsor deal
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Glens write to Uefa over Windsor
13 Sep 09 |  Irish
IFA 'backs Windsor as NI stadium'
07 Sep 09 |  Northern Ireland
Linfield FC has 20m stadium plan
12 Jun 09 |  Northern Ireland


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