Bohemian FC welcomes DCC Dalymount Park design decision

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Bohemian FC is delighted to share the below update on the proposed redevelopment of Dalymount Park.

Dublin City Council has today announced that it has chosen a final design for the redevelopment.

This follows on from DCC’s request of the design team, which was announced in July of this year, to assess two preliminary designs and choose one to progress through to planning and construction.

The chosen design is a revised ‘Option 3A’ and is costed at €40 million.

What this will entail for Bohemian FC:

  • A full demolition of the existing Dalymount infrastructure (much of which is already underway)
  • A four-sided stadium development
  • A new capacity of 7,880 (5,880 seats and 2,000 terracing)
  • Upgraded club facilities and match-day accommodation to meet League of Ireland criteria
  • An area identified for community facilities, which will be housed in a separate on-site facility
  • Enhancement of public domain to link-in with the proposed adjacent public plaza
  • North/south pitch reorientation (currently east/west)

The revised timeline for the development is:

  • January 6 2023: Completion of preliminary design
  • February-June 2023: Pre-Part 8 planning process and refining of design
  • July 2023: Part 8 planning permission submission
  • December 2023: Part 8 planning permission approval
  • March 2026: Construction completed

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 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.

The stadium has been at the heart of these sporting and geographical communities since 1901 and will continue to be so into the distant future.

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