Approval has been given for the construction of a new stand at Tallaght Stadium that will increase capacity to 10,500.
The addition of the new North Stand, with it’s capacity of 2,500, will allow the stadium to hold more games and attract concerts to the venue.
Local Green Party Councillor, Liam Sinclair, says the stand should be completed by 2022.
“It means for the stadium that its up to UEFA category four, which means it can hold any European games there including Champions League,” he said.
“It also makes it more accessible for concerts and festivals so we’ll be actively trying to get more of that sort of event happening in this venue.”
Tallaght Stadium is a modern and multipurpose venue, equipped to cater for up to 8000 patrons in an excellent arena which has served the local area well since its opening in 2009.
The stadium is owned and operated by South Dublin County Council, and is best known for being home to Ireland’s most successful football club Shamrock Rovers.
Located close to the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Tallaght Stadium is also the home ground of the Football Association of Irelands women’s national team.
A multipurpose venue the stadium has played host to a variety of other sports including rugby, American football, hurling and Gaelic football.