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Derry City to start the new League of Ireland season in Buncrana

The Brandywell’s redevelopment means the Candystripes need a new home for 2017.

DERRY CITY HAVE confirmed that Maginn Park in Buncrana will be their temporary home at the start of the 2017 season.

The Candystripes say they will consider alternative venues for the latter part of the campaign as the Donegal-based stadium can only hold approximately 2,000 fans.

But should a new home not be found, the League of Ireland side will stay in Buncrana for the rest of the season, with the venue for their Europa League qualifiers still to be confirmed.

In a statement released on the club’s website, Derry detailed their position:

“The only difficulty presented by the Buncrana venue is one of capacity. For the greater number of matches, the club believes that the capacity will meet the demand but they realise that in some matches, capacity will be limited.

“The club are said to be very pleased and grateful to the management of Maginn for the welcome and the flexibility they have shown to Derry City.

“The club is also exploring ways of providing public transport to and from Buncrana for supporters who don’t drive or who prefer to go to matches with groups of friends.”


The Brandywell, the northern club’s home, is due to undergo a £7 million redevelopment to boost the capacity of the ground to 3,700 and will also include new changing rooms and media facilities.

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