Dublin to invest almost €1,000,000 for a new municipal stadium
Dublin City Council has announced the government funding of €918,750 for the new 6,000 capacity municipal stadium at Phibsborough.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu said: “The redevelopment of this iconic stadium will provide a modern facility that will not just be of benefit to Bohemian FC and Shelbourne FC but the wider Dublin Community through the provision of a state of the art multi-functional facility.”
An architect-led integrated design team is due to begin work shortly as consultation takes place with Bohemian FC, Shelbourne FC and the wider North Dublin Community.
Dalymount Park is one of the city council’s major capital infrastructure projects which will not only improve the sporting infrastructure of the city but play a major in role in the regeneration and enhancement of the Public Domain in Phibsborough. The current plan is to develop a four sided enclosed (bowl) municipal stadium 6,000 capacity UEFA category 3 stadium, new north, south, east and west stands, new community stand (east at first floor level to include library, flexible community space, meeting rooms etc.
Shelbourne FC welcomed the announcement and, as co-anchor tenants in this project with Bohemian FC, both welcomed the latest development and said they looked forward to achieving the common shared vision of providing both team’s supporters with the most modern facilities available and a stadium that will enable them to grow further as clubs, reports Dublin Gazzette.