7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
A number of potential sites had been considered in the Limerick area.
It is proposed that full details of the new project will be announced at a Media Conference in Thomond Park, when outline drawings of the new stadium are available.
The Development Committee wishes to express its gratitude to the residents of Knockalisheen Road, without whose co-operation the preference to retain Thomond Park as the preferred venue for the redevelopment programme might have been jeopardised.
The Development Committee further acknowledges the indication by Limerick City Council of their support for the project.