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Go-ahead for Tallaght Stadium expansion

Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, Ireland will get a fourth stand after the local council confirmed that they will press ahead with an expansion to over 10,000 seats.

South Dublin County Council has given the green light to start the planning process for the development of the new 2,500 seat North Stand. The cost is expected to be €7.7 million.

Tallaght Stadium is home to Shamrock Rovers, the Ireland U21s and the women’s national team.

The council intends to promote Tallaght Stadium as an events venue to include music, festivals and all aspects of community events. With stadium seating and temporary on-field seating, the venue will accommodate up to 20,000 people.

The stadium opened in 2009 with just one stand in operation and a limited capacity of around 3,000 spectators. It has been expanded since then, with construction of the East and South stands.

Plans to develop the West Stand to incorporate a high-quality corporate area have been put on hold.