‘Failing to build on the success of the new stadium’
The new Dublin stadium will be built in a more modern and attractive building than that of the previous stadium, it was announced today.
Dublin City Council is now proposing to build a new stadium at the site of the old Kilkenny stadium, with an estimated cost of €5.5 million.
The development will be the latest in a series of proposals to redevelop the area in which the city’s current home, the city centre, will be demolished.
Dubliners have been divided on the future of the area, with some supporting the redevelopment while others are opposed.
The proposals will be formally presented to the city council in March.
“I think that what we need to do is to take a look at the existing site,” Mr Gallagher said.
“We need to take it into account and see what’s best for the future, what’s good for the current population, what can we do to preserve the area as a place to live.”
There are some very significant developments that are taking place, which will impact on the area around it.
“Dublin has been planning a new venue for a few years, with the proposed stadium already in place.
The city is due to vote on the stadium project next week.
Dubliner councillor for local government and city centre Joe Kelly said the project would help bring a much-needed change to the area.”
The plan is to redevelop this area, which is going to have a major impact on our city, and it’s good that we’ve got a plan to do that,” he said.
The new stadium will have seating capacity of 30,000 and will be in a location that would be ideal for concerts and other events, he added.”
It’s a fantastic idea and it has been well thought through by the city, which means it can’t be rushed.
“What we need is a proper planning process and the development will come to fruition when the planning process is complete.”
Mr Kelly said it was a “really good project”.
“We’re going to bring this forward, we’re going ahead with it, and I think the people of the city are going to be delighted.”
The redevelopment will be funded by the Irish Development Agency and the Government’s Renewable Energy Agency.