The annual CEPIC congress is scheduled to take place from the 8th to the 13th of June. After some initial nerves about the brand new location, that hurdle has now been crossed with the opening of the Aviva stadium in Dublin last friday. Somewhat surprisingly for such a big project it finished on time and on budget. With recent flight disruptions over Ireland due to volcanic ash we’re now keeping our fingers crossed that the skies will clear up over Ireland in June. From the Aviva site:
An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen, TD, officially opened the new Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, earlier today, Friday, 14 May. The stadium which will be the new home for Ireland’s international rugby and soccer teams is a joint venture by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Funding of €191 million was provided by the Government for the project which came in slightly under the budgeted figure of €410 million.
Speaking at the official opening An Taoiseach said that he believed that the new stadium was a tribute to all involved in the project given the fact that not alone had it come within the budgeted figure but that it had also been delivered on time in less than three years