FAI welcomes plans for 6,000-seater Dalymount Park revival

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has welcomed plans from Dublin City Council (DCC) regarding the redevelopment of Dalymount Park.

The plans focus on transforming Dalymount Park into a municipal stadium with a capacity of 6,000 seats. As well as housing League of Ireland teams Bohemians and Shelbourne, the venue will incorporate a library and an interactive museum.

“This project has been been in the pipeline for a long time, and we are delighted to be working with DCC to give north Dublin a stadium worthy of the area,” said FAI chief executive John Delaney.

“The fact the Bohemians and Shelbourne will be the anchor tenants of the stadium, will add to the storied history of Dalymount Park.

“Phibsborough has hosted some historic matches through the decades, and I’m delighted we will see plenty more matches there for decades to come.”

Affectionately known as ‘The Home of Irish Football’, Dalymount Park regularly hosted Republic of Ireland matches until the 1980s, including a number of World Cup and European Championship qualifying games.

A host of top level international teams, including Spain, Portugal, France and Argentina, have competed on the North Dublin turf.

It has also been the stage for a number of Irish Cup and FAI Cup finals.

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