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Friday 29 August 2014

IFA submit plans for £29m redevelopment of Windsor Park

Published 11/12/2012 | 11:58

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The Irish Football Association has formally submitted a planning application for the proposed redevelopment of Windsor Park.

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The £29.2m (€35m) project, with £25.2m provided by the government, would see the national stadium expanded to an 18,000-seat capacity.



Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: "We had made it a key target to have our planning application submitted by this date and I am delighted that we have achieved this.



"The design for our redeveloped national stadium truly is impressive, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to give their thoughts and ideas to us during the community consultation process. I know that the new Windsor Park will be a stadium that we will all be proud of."



If the plans are approved, the IFA and design partners RPS hope work can begin on the new stadium by next September.



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