Sunday’s Cork-Kerry Munster Championship clash will see the introduction of radical new arrangements for major games to be played at Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
Traffic and Parking
Parking around Pairc Ui Chaoimh will be severely restricted for Sunday’s fixture. T here will increased use of barriers at residential areas and a presence in these areas of Gardai and GAA stewards. Increased policing and tow away services will be in position.
Patrons are encouraged to avail of additional designated parking facilities within the city centre and nearer the stadium.
Limited free parking will be available at Kennedy Quay, Marina Green Areas and the approach roads to the venue. Space for several hundred cars will be available at the former Ford (Marquee) site, access to which will be through Centre Park Road only. This supervised parking is within a five minute walk from the stadium and will be commercially operated at a fee of €5 per car.
Limited on-street parking is available in the city centre and in addition, discounted match day parking – at a fixed rate of €5 for all day parking – will be available at the Q Park multi-storey car parking facilities at City Hall and Carroll’s Quay in the city centre. City Hall Car Park is approximately 15 minutes walk from the stadium. Both car parks are within easy walking distance of Bus Eireann’s Bus Arus from where a continuous pre-match shuttle service, on a priority route, from Bus Aras in Parnell Place to Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Two signposted, commercial “Park and Walk” facilities will be available in the Mahon area, One will be at Mahon Technology Park, Bessboro Road, Blackrock adjacent to the Old Railway line walk which will take matchgoers to within a few minutes of the stadium. The other site is at the Cork Camogie Board grounds at Castle Road in Mahon where again, the tariff per car is €5.
The Garda Traffic Division at Anglesea Street Station has requested motorists to observe parking regulations “We want people to enjoy this and other fixtures in the future and have no desire to be seen to be operating a punitive enforcement system. We are asking patrons to comply with the regulations, to co-operate with the Gardai and stewards and at all times to behave with due concern for the needs of others. Patrons should bear in mind, however, that we will enforce the regulations” said a spokesperson.
Patrons are asked to in a manner that is mindful of the needs of others.
· Do not block entrances to parks/houses/business premises.
· Do not park on footpaths.
· Do not Park in Disabled bays or bus bays.
· Obey the parking regulations in the city.
· Do not park in a place or in a manner, which could hinder the passage into, or out of any place by Emergency vehicles
Other changes for Sunday relate to access and egress to and from the stadium before and after games and to traffic and parking arrangements.
16 extra entry Stiles have been put in place at identified locations which will give easier access to patrons going to any given area of the stadium.
A compound area has been built behind each area of the ground which has the following facilities:
Two shops which replace the current shops which were situated within the tunnels.
Smoking area for smoking patrons .
The Marine Hall behind the City Terrace will be used in this location to provide some of the facilities listed above.
An improved signage plan has been put in place both inside and outside the stadium and Supervisory Stewards will be in place at critical locations to assist and advise you.
Patrons exiting at Marina Corner after the game must go via Marina road as they will not be allowed exit under the uncovered stand.