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Contracts are signed for Tallaght Stadium stands

Friday, 13th December, 2019 8:00am
Contracts are signed for Tallaght Stadium stands

Tallaght Stadium

Contracts are signed for Tallaght Stadium stands

Tallaght Stadium

SOUTH Dublin County Council has officially signed contracts for the design of the Tallaght Stadium North Stand and the remodelling of the Main Stand.

Building on the success of the Southside stadium, the council commissioned a feasibility report from Cooney Architects in 2018 that explored the option of developing a new North Stand to boost capacity to 10,000.

The report also looked at developing improved press facilities and seating as well as additional corporate facilities on a new second floor to be developed in the existing Main Stand.

This development follows the opening of the South Stand in March of this year.

In conjunction with these plans, South Dublin County Council now intends to promote Tallaght Stadium as a venue for music, festivals and all aspects of lovcal community events.

With stadium seating and temporary on-field seating, the venue will now accommodate up to 20,000 people.

In advance of the building of the North Stand, the council has contracted Core Full Solutions to provide an analysis of advertising and branding opportunities for Tallaght Stadium.

The analysis is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2020 and will inform future advertising and marketing plans for the stadium.

The development of Tallaght Stadium and the advertising and marketing strategy comes on the ten-year anniversary of the stadium opening in 2009.

Over the following decade, Tallaght Stadium has continued to increase capacity and improve facilities while providing the home ground for all Shamrock Rovers' games in the Airtricity League and in European competitions.

It is also the home venue for our senior ladies and men’s underage soccer teams. Tallaght Stadium has hosted many prestigious events, such as the Special Olympics’ Opening Ceremony in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid debut, American football and international football matches.

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, said: “The development of the advertising and marketing strategy is proof of South Dublin County Council’s ongoing commitment to attracting local, national and international visitors.

“Tallaght Stadium provides a focal point for the entire county and its development as an events venue will further enhance South Dublin’s reputation as being to the forefront of the tourism market."

Tallaght Stadium is wholly owned by South Dublin County Council.

The recent addition of the South Stand brought seating capacity to 8,000.

Dundalk FC, Drogheda United FC and St Patrick’s Athletic FC  have all played European fixtures there over the past 10 years. It is the home venue for Shamrock Rovers who play a maximum of 40 soccer games during the League of Ireland season.

It is also the home venue for the Irish Women’s Senior and Men’s U21 international football teams and regularly hosts international fixtures, including the recent UEFA European U17 Championships.

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