Tallaght Stadium

Capacity5 947
3,048 (Main stand)
2,899 (East stand)
Country Ireland
CityTallaght
ClubsShamrock Rovers FC
Inauguration 13.03.2009 (Shamrock Rovers - Sligo Rovers, 2-1)
Construction 10.2000 - 03.2009
Cost £11,2m
Design Martin Noone Architects
Address Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

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Description: Tallaght Stadium

The town in Dublin’s outskirts was waiting for its new stadium for 22 years. Shamrock Rovers had their plans, but proved unable to carry them out. It wasn’t until 2000 that construction began in Tallaght. Unfortunately after the laying of the field with drainage works were halted, as it later turned out, for 7 years. During that time procedural argument regarding the project was ongoing.

Luckily the first stand was opened in March 2009, followed by the second one in August. Today it’s one of Ireland’s best stadiums, despite capacity limited to some 6,000. Temporary end zones were added on occasions to either meet UEFA requirements or satisfy ticket demand for classics like the one against Real Madrid, which saw 11,000 spectators.

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