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Tallaght Stadium receives additional council funding to build new stand

The overall capacity will increase to 8,500.

Shamrock Rovers are the anchor tenants.
Shamrock Rovers are the anchor tenants.
Image: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

PLANS TO INCREASE the capacity of Tallaght Stadium have been given the green light after South Dublin County Council approved further funding for the project.

The construction of a new third stand will begin in 2017, bringing the overall capacity of the venue to 8,500.

At its October meeting, South Dublin Countil Council confirmed the allocation of an additional €250,000 in funding. The total cost of the north stand development will be €750,000.

The stadium is owned and managed by the council with Shamrock Rovers as the anchor tenants. A club spokesperson confirmed to The42 that the project was being fully funded by the council.

Shamrock Rovers’ average home attendance this season in the SSE Airtricity League has been just over 3,000 but the next phase of the development will help bring higher-profile events to the ground.

“The Council is setting aside monies for a new stand to upgrade the Facility and increase its potential and capacity for various events on a wider scale,” a SDCC statement read.

After a protracted construction process, Tallaght Stadium opened in March 2009 and has since become the home of the Republic of Ireland women’s team.

Two temporary stands at either end of the ground were constructed for the visit of Real Madrid shortly after its opening while rugby union, league and American Football fixtures have all been staged there.

The council says planning will take place at the turn of the year with the construction process beginning in 2017.

H/T The Echo

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