New and improved Dalymount by 2026

The current Dalymount will be replaced with a new four-sided stadium with a capacity of 7,800

by Jonny Stapleton
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A new and improved Dalymount Park will be open for business by 2026, according to Dublin City Council.

The famous stadium has been a topic of discussion since the Council purchased the Phibsboro site from League of Ireland club Bohemians in 2015.  

There have been talks of a massive facelift since and exactly how those changes will look was revealed last week.

Under the advice of the design team DCC have elected to follow Option 3A which will mean a complete demolition of the existing stadium.

The current Dalymount will be replaced with a new four-sided stadium with a capacity of 7,800, 6000 seating and 1800 terrace spaces.

The new stadium is set to include a number of upgraded club facilities and match-day accommodations as well as an area for community facilities. 

The project will cost 40 million with 2026 the target for final delivery.

“Bohemian FC is delighted that the design is now finally chosen and that we have been successful in working with Dublin City Council to both reduce costs to an achievable level, and to increase the capacity by 33% from the previously-planned level of 6,000,” the club said.

“The timeline that is now agreed is entirely achievable, however, as has always been the case, the post-planning permission construction phase is dependent on funding through stream 2 of the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF).

“This fund is under the control of central government and club officials have continued to meet several ministers over the past couple of months regarding this fund, and will continue to do so.

“The level of support for the Dalymount project remains unanimous across all major parties and there is a widespread recognition of the importance of it for Bohemian FC, for Dublin 7 and for the wider inner-city and north Dublin communities.”

Featured Image: Dalymount Park

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