Plans for a €7.7m upgrade of Tallaght Stadium have been announced by South Dublin County Council.
The new 2,000 seat North Stand will see the capacity of the South Dublin County Council-owned stadium increase to 10,000, and will include a commercial zone that will be home to Shamrock Rovers’ official store and offices.
The existing West Stand will be developed to include a medical area, mixed media zone, and new dining facilities.
This means the stadium will meet UEFA Category 4 requirements to host any European competition, including Champions League matches.
South Dublin County Council also plans to promote the stadium as an events venue to include music festivals accommodating up to 20,000 people.
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, said,
“The ongoing investment being made in the development of Tallaght Stadium is evidence of our councils commitment to sport , community infrastructure , the civic pride andreputation of the Tallaght area.