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Great news for Bohemians as they agree to sell Dalymount Park for €3.8 million

The SSE Airtricity League club will continue to play their home matches at the ground.

Dalymount Park in Phibsborough.
Dalymount Park in Phibsborough.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL will acquire Dalymount Park from Bohemian FC after the League of Ireland club agreed to sell the ground.

Members of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division outfit voted in favour of receiving €3.8 million to hand over ownership of the historic stadium at an EGM tonight.

Dalymount will remain the home of Bohs, while Dublin City Council have promised to redevelop it into a “a major sports, cultural and community amenity”.

“This is a good deal for Bohemians and for the city of Dublin,” said club president Matt Devaney.

“We can clear all our major debts and can commit fully to realising our ambitions in football and in the community.

The city now owns a major and historic sporting facility close to the centre and can provide public amenities, as well as a long-term home for Bohemian FC, Dublin’s oldest football club.

“Bohemians want to thank the city officials, public representatives, the FAI, the local residents and community groups and the many friends of the club who contributed to securing this agreement.

“We also thank the members and fans for their patience. It has been a long road but one that opens a bright future.”

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