South Dublin County Council approve new €1.9m stand at Tallaght Stadium
Published 18/10/2016 | 08:14
Tallaght Stadium will become an 8,000 seater stadium if a new plan to build a third stand at the venue comes to fruition.
Owners South Dublin County Council have given the green light to the development of a new 2,150 capacity stand.
The home of Shamrock Rovers will be granted UEFA category four status and will be capable of hosting Champions League group and play-off games if the proposed redevelopment is approved.
The funds for the project will come from surplus funds from the 2015 and 2016 budgets.
Speaking after the development was given the go-ahead, Councillor Dermot Looney told the Tallaght Echo: “It certainly brings the stadium up to scratch to hold bigger and better games and other events - it will make it more attractive for concerts, for example.
“I think Tallaght Stadium has been a good news story for Tallaght, and its continued development will be good news not just for Shamrock Rovers or football, but for the area in general.”
Dundalk were forced to play the home leg of their Champions League playoff against Legia Warsaw at the Aviva in August but are playing their home ties in the Europa League group stages in Tallaght.