Athlone Town Stadium

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Athlone Town Stadium
"Lissywollen"
LocationLissywollen, Athlone
Public transitAthlone railway station
Capacity5,000 (2,024 seated)
SurfaceAstro
Construction
Built2007
Opened2007
Tenants
Athlone Town

Athlone Town Stadium, often referred to as Lissywollen (Irish: Lios Uí Mhulláin[1]) is the home stadium of Athlone Town. It has a seating capacity of 2,024 and an overall capacity of 5,000. The stadium was built in 2007, replacing St Mel's Park as the home of the club.

In November 2011, it was reported that Athlone Town had received a donation of €500,000 to wipe out debts incurred through the construction of the stadium.[2]

The stadium has received a League of Ireland Premier Division licence every year since it opened in 2007.

In 2018, a dispute over ownership of Athlone Town Stadium arose between the club and local businessman Declan Molloy.[3][4]

The club received grant funding to install artificial turf ahead of the 2019 Season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.logainm.ie/en/50755
  2. ^ "Mystery donor comes to Athlone's aid". RTÉ Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  3. ^ Carolan, Mary (19 February 2018). "Athlone Town Football Club secretary seeks to remove Athlone Stadium Ltd as trustee on property". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b Managh, Ray (30 August 2017). "Athlone Town FC wins right to draw down Government grant". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

Coordinates: 53°25′39.187″N 7°55′8.882″W / 53.42755194°N 7.91913389°W / 53.42755194; -7.91913389