According to the report in the Belfast Telegraph, NIO Sports Minister [there’s a Department for Sport? – Ed], David Hanson, is impatient for a decision from the governing bodies of soccer, rugby and the GAA on whether they’ll commit to the proposed stadium at the Maze site. Talking up the possibility of losing three Olympic soccer games in 2012 looks like a clumsy attempt to generate public pressure on those organisations to me, and the Belfast Telegraph seems to be doing its bit to aid that attempt.. *ahem* But surely it would be better to publish the economic case for a stadium at that particular site?.. assuming such a case exists, and is convincing, that is.
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