Eircom Park

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Eircom Park was the name of a proposed association football stadium in Citywest, Dublin intended to be the home of the Republic of Ireland national football team.[1] The planned 45,000 seater stadium was to be named after national team sponsors Eircom.

Plans for Eircom Park were first announced in January 1999 while Republic of Ireland were playing home games at Lansdowne Road, owned by the IRFU. The plans for Eircom Park were criticised for being unrealistic, not least the FAI's intentions to host 57 non-sporting events at the stadium each year.[2]

After a large increase in the project's costs all plans for Eircom Park were abandoned. The FAI instead gave their support to the government backed Stadium Ireland project.[3] However, as plans for Stadium Ireland fell through, it was decided to redevelop Lansdowne Road into the Aviva Stadium instead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTÉ Sport: FAI criticised for eircom Park proposals". Rte.ie. 2001-01-19. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ Football 2010 (2007-11-06). "Bureaucratic wrangling and inherent politicking scupper plans and leave FAI blazers with the home they deserve - Soccer, Sport". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ 22/01/2001 - 19:28:07 (2001-01-22). "Soccer: Eircom Park costs double". BreakingNews.ie. Retrieved 2010-02-16.