The FAI have confirmed that a new 3,000 seater stadium is to be built in Drogheda with scope to increase the capacity to 10,000.
The stadium is part of Louth County Council’s plans for a Municipal Playing Pitch facility at North Drogheda which includes space for several full-size pitches and smaller artificial pitches, which will be accessible to the local community.
Drogheda United will become the main tenants of this new stadium and their underage teams, catering for their Under 19, U17, U15 & U13 players, will use the surrounding pitches for games in the SSE Airtricity League.
BREAKING – FAI confirm that a new stadium will be built in Drogheda, in conjunction with Louth County Council
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In a statement, FAI CEO John Delaney says the venue will be used to host future underage international matches.
“To have a modern stadium in Drogheda that initially starts out with a capacity of 3,000 with scope to rise up to 10,000 seats is great news for Irish football. It means that Drogheda United will have a new home to be proud of and that the FAI will have another venue to stage underage international matches.”
Drogheda United Chairman, Fiachra Kierans believes the new stadium is “fantastic news” for the club.
“The future of Drogheda United is very bright and we are excited to work with the FAI and Louth County Council to turn this new stadium into something that our supporters and the people of Drogheda can be proud of. It is a major investment for the Drogheda area.”