Richmond Arena (Dublin)

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Richmond Arena
LocationInchicore Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland
Public transitGoldenbridge Luas stop (Red Line)
Emmet Road bus stop (Dublin Bus 13, 40)
OwnerSt Patrick's Athletic
OperatorSt Patrick's Athletic
Capacity12,000
SurfaceTBD
Construction
Broke ground2020 (proposed)
Opened2022 (proposed)
Construction costUnknown
ArchitectDavid Mizrahi
Tenants
St Patrick's Athletic

The Richmond Arena is a proposed 12,000 seater UEFA Category 3 stadium to be built in Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland. It is intended as an association football venue to replace Richmond Park, named after British Army General Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, as the home stadium of St Patrick's Athletic. On 11 April 2018, the club announced their plans for the stadium, stating that the decision on the future of the St Michael's Estate site would be made by current landowners Dublin City Council in the coming months.[1] The stadium will also incorporate a shopping centre with major retailers and leisure facilities, in addition to civic and community facilities. The type of facilities to be provided will be agreed with the City Council but could include a library, indoor sports hall, civic theatre etc. The proposed stadium would be on the firsts floor of the building, with the retail and leisure facilities at street level and an car park of 350 spaces located underground. Club owner Garrett Kelleher is a property developer and led the clubs plans, recruiting architect David Mizrahi, who's previous work includes being the head architect with Santiago Calatrava on the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the James Joyce Bridge, both in Dublin as well as other top class stadiums around Europe. HRS International and FESP International are set to be in association with the club for the construction of the project. Club president Tom O'Mahony confirmed that the stadium will be financially independent and will not be reliant on receiving any Government grants as well as being independently managed.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Construction[edit]

On 11 April 2018 St Patrick's Athletic club president Tom O'Mahony stated in an interview with Rté that "Once we have planning permission, we believe we can have this constructed, up and running, two years from then. You could conceivably have St Pat's playing in that stadium in 2022."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club News : St Patrick's Athletic Announce Plans For New Stadium". www.stpatsfc.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic unveil plans for 12,000-seater 'Richmond Arena' with shopping complex and housing in plan - Independent.ie". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic unveil vision for a new 12,000 seater stadium". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ Bailey, Ryan. "St Patrick's Athletic launch plans for new 12,000-seater stadium in Inchicore". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ O'Hehir, Paul (11 April 2018). "St Patrick's announce huge plans for new stadium". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "St Pat's unveil plan to build new stadium on top of shopping centre - Herald.ie". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic to unveil plan for a new 12,000 seater stadium". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ Browne, PJ. "'Game-Changer' - St. Pat's Planning Development Of New Stadium". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  9. ^ "St Pat's unveil proposal for new 12,000-seater stadium". 11 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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