Tallaght Stadium to get third stand after receiving €250,000 in funding
The capacity at Tallaght Stadium will increase to 8,500 with the construction of a north stand after funds of €250,000 were allocated by the October meeting of South Dublin County Council.
The allocation brings the overall fund for the project to €750,000 which will increase the number of people the stadium can hold by 2,500.
Daniel McLoughlin, chief executive of South Dublin County Council confirmed at the October meeting architects are looking at the building design of the stand “at the moment” and that a “sharp focus” on the stand will be given by the council in 2016, with construction of the stand taking place in 2017.
The capacity of the venue was increased to 10,900 withe the construction of temporary stands for the visit of Real Madrid in 2009 and Shamrock Rovers' home Europa League fixtures during the 2011/12 season.
The Hoops are the anchor tenant at the stadium but it is also home to the Ireland ladies team and minority sports like the Rugby League European Championship, Rugby Union and the Irish American Football League.