Tuesday 20 March 2018

Liam had contract to lay flooring for concerts

Newmarket businessman Liam Allen.
Newmarket businessman Liam Allen.


A NEWMARKET businessman who had secured the contract to lay 14,500 square metres of flooring at Croke Park for the five Garth Brooks concerts was left gutted when all shows were cancelled on Tuesday.

Liam Allen, proprietor of Rola Trac at Allens Bridge, told The Corkman that he, along with the rest of the country, was very disappointed that the concerts were not going ahead.

He explained that in order to lay the 14,500 sq/m of flooring at Croke Park would have meant going to Dublin one week before hand.

In addition, he would have employed up to 20 people to get the task done.

"I would also have had to get nine to 10 arctic trucks to get everything up to Dublin," he said.

"There is nothing that we can do about it as the decision has been made that no concert will go ahead.

"We had found out earlier in the year that we had got the contract and were naturally delighted and were fully committed," he said.

Rola Trac has many years experience of fitting their specialised flooring at music events and have completed several high profile contracts, including the Special Olympics as well as previously held concerts at Croke Park, which included U2, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel as well as Take That.