The Green Party today urged Belfast City Council not to destroy one of Belfast’s best loved green spaces Ormeau Park after the site was figured as a suitable location for a sports stadium by consultants.
Green Party Belfast spokesperson Adam McGibbon said: “I’m really hoping that public representatives on Belfast City Council will bin this very expensive report. The very idea that Ormeau Park is the best location for a stadium is ludicrous and will be strongly opposed by the Green Party.
“Ormeau Park is one of the oldest parks in Belfast and is a vital community space. It would not even be considered for a stadium had Sinn Fein and the DUP been able to get over their petty differences in relation to the Maze site. I have spoken to residents in the past and they are overwhelmingly against an Ormeau Park stadium.”