South Dublin County Council have announced on Monday that addition of the last grandstand to Tallaght Stadium is going forward. It will raise capacity by roughly 2,500 seats, at a price of €6 million.
By the end of June the planning process for the fourth stand of Tallaght Stadium in Dublin should begin. This was decided during Monday's South Dublin County Council's meeting. It follows last year's declarations, though not literally.
Initially it was planned for the new north end to be a mirror reflection of the south stand, which was built in 2018. But that has changed. The south stand holds 2,195 people, while the north will be bigger, with roughly 2,500 seats. The change comes due to offices and shop of Shamrock Rovers being relocated from the main stand to the north, requiring a larger structure.
And the relocation of club facilities was forced by the need for larger corporate hospitality area within the main stand. Initial plan was to add another floor to the west stand, but cost proved prohibitive.
In total taxpayers are expected to pay €7.7 million for the project, including €6 million for the north end, plus €1.7 million for conversions of floor spaces within the west stand. The stadium's capacity will go beyond 10,500 for football games, being able to attract even 20,000 people for concerts.