An edited image showing how the National Stadium would look without a roof.
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SPECTATORS COULD BE sitting in some of the stands at the National Stadium again, but without the shelter of roofs.
Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley has revealed that a comprehensive revaluation of the Waterford facility being undertaken by engineers could pave the way for the condemned stands, which have been out of bounds for spectators during the last two years, to be reopened.
Lashley said the findings of the engineers could result in temporary use of the stands until funding was obtained to demolish the existing structures and start construction work to build a new stadium.
“The engineers have actually looked at the facility and one of the options available as far as they are looking at it, is to remove the entire roofing structure . . . ,” Lashley said.
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