Ok Bart, I see where you are coming from and agree fully that there as been money squandered on building stadiums around the country. But on the other side of the coin, we are currently in a situation that our league games are attracting in or around 20k, Parnell Park can’t handle that and if the league games were to go back there we would be turning away 10k supporters, surely not a good idea.
If we are to continue playing the league games in Croke park, we are doing an injustice to the players and supporters forcing games to be played in a ghost stadium, not exactly a good advertisement for the game.
IMO the spring series has backfired to an extent, before it, the Nell was able to handle the crowds, but the spring series brought in the masses with the help of fireworks displays and what not, but that bubble has burst and we now find ourselves in a situation where one stadium is far too big and the other far too small. So what do you do continue playing away in a ghost atmosphere until you eventually turn another 10k off and can go back to the Nell?