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DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS have agreed on a €40 million redevelopment of Dalymount Park in Phibsborough.
The stadium, which is home to Bohemian Football Club, would get a complete revamp under the proposal.
The works are to demolish the existing stadium and structures on the site and build a new stadium with 6,240 seats and capacity for another 1,794 people standing.
The pitch will be re-oriented to run north-south and get new sand-based grass, along with new changing rooms, match-day facilities for teams and officials and club offices.
The development also includes plans for a stadium bar/function room, concession areas, a multi-functional community room and community gym. There plans to be 12 car parking spaces and 50 bicycle spaces.
Councillors approved the plan this evening.
Bohemians hope to see the works completed by the 2027 League of Ireland season, which the club says will require the Government to provide funding to get the project through to the construction stage.
The football club this evening said the decision “hugely significant” for the team and community around the club.
Bohemian FC COO Daniel Lambert welcomed the approval by the councillors and has called on Government to ensure a funding mechanism is in place to enable progression to construction phase.
He added: “As we have seen across capital projects with levels of inflation, any delays to the process can cause significant complications and ultimately added cost to the exchequer.”
FAI CEO Jonathan Hill thanked Dublin City Council for their decision, adding it was an “exciting step forward” for revamp plans at other stadiums and welcomed similar decisions to be made for other facilities.
Includes reporting by Muiris O’Cearbhaill