Sunday 23 September 2018

'This was a small localised issue' - Leinster say they have resolved flooring problem at the RDS

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Leinster have confirmed that the flooring issue at the RDS that caused 12 supporters to be moved during last week's win over Ulster has been resolved.

A dozen fans were relocated after a flooring problem was noticed.

The area was "shut down" by members of An Garda Síochána and the Sword Security firm after their attention was drawn to the issue.

Leinster rugby, who are tenants at the venue, have confirmed that the issue has been identified, investigated and addressed and the stadium would be at full capacity for the visit of the Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

A statement released today read: "An isolated incident arose during the recent Leinster v Ulster rugby match for the seats situated in Row X Block L of the Grand Stand which affected a small number of seats and necessitated reseating a number of ticket holders.

"Following the match, the entire Grand Stand was inspected by structural engineers. The inspection report confirms that this was a small localised issue, which has been dealt with, and that these seats will be available for the forthcoming Leinster v Glasgow match."

The RDS  is awaiting a €26m redevelopment, which will increase the capacity at the venue to 21,000, subject to funding from the Government.

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