- November 2, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
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Bohemian FC has welcomed confirmation that Dublin City Council has formally lodged the Part 8 Planning Application for the Dalymount Park Redevelopment Project.
The architect-led integrated design team, comprising IDOM and Gilroy McMahon, will shortly commence preparations for the detailed design phase of the project. During this process there will be further ongoing consultation by DCC with the club, the FAI and the wider North Dublin Community.
The design and planning elements of the project are being funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media (DTCAGSM) via the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) Stream 1.
Dalymount Park is one of the city council’s major capital infrastructure projects which will not only improve the sporting infrastructure of the city but play a major in role in the regeneration and enhancement of the Public Domain in Phibsborough.
“CAPEX Projects & Gaining a ROI” was a key subject at last month’s ALSD International Conference, where Peter Filopoulos, Head of MarComms & Corporate Affairs, Football Australia, discussed this topic with Andy Price, Commercial Director, Ticketing & Arenas, NEC Group; Nick Sautner, CEO, Eden Park; Javier Doña Viaña, Project Manager – Stadium, Real Betis; Tom Doyle, VP of Project Development, Legends International; and Andy O’Sullivan, Venue Director, Tottenham Hotspur.
The current plan is to develop a new four-sided municipal stadium (c.8,034 capacity) featuring:
- Reorientation of the pitch to a North/South Axis (105m x 68m) and installation of a new sand-based grass pitch
- New stands to the east and west side, with provision for c.6,240 seats and two new terraces to the north and south with provision for c.1,794 standing
- The provision of a public thoroughfare along the eastern boundary connecting North Circular Road and Connaught Street to include various eateries and a new public plaza
- A community facility with an area of 585sqm over two floors to include a multi-functional community room and a community gym
- The provision of modern matchday facilities for teams and officials
The first phase of enabling works, including the demolition of the Connaught Street Stand, have now been completed.
The current timeline for completion of the redeveloped stadium is the commencement of the 2027 season but this is very much dependent on further funding becoming available for the construction stage from Government (via Stream 2 of LSSIF).
Source & imagery, courtesy: Bohemian FC