The Opposition MLA said: “The Maze stadium decision has been delayed for so long now that I certainly won’t be holding my breath on Gregory making this announcement.
“The DUP have turned the multi-sports stadium into a multi-faceted delay mechanism. The Executive has not sat since mid-June and will not meet again until mid-September. The parties involved specialise in delay as opposed to delivery. Northern Ireland needs a large shared stadium and the Maze is currently the only show in town. I want to tell Gregory to get on with it and stop procrastinating.
“The Executive is currently lost in a Maze that it created itself. I challenge the Executive parties to come out and tell us of any big issue that they have not delayed on since they came to power.
“When devolution returned over a year ago, the DUP said there would be quick progress and there would be a stadium at the Maze. They have flip-flopped so much on this that they have no credibility left on the issue.
“Following his announcement last night, what is Gregory waiting for? Is he waiting for a civil servant to tell him what to do? Get on with it because local sport is suffering with every day that passes without a decision being made.”