Dublin GAA could be set for another stadium, as the proposed M50 ground could be back on the agenda.
Currently, the Dubs own Parnell Park, which is located in Donnycarney, north of the city. However, the county board are eager to buy a plot of land at the Spawell in Templeogue, on the south side.
The plan is for a stadium which could cater for ‘medium-sized’ crowds, in the region of 25,000.
At present, the Dublin footballers play their home league games in Croke Park, but more often than not fail to fill more than half of the ground. Parnell Park is too small for these attendances, while the atmosphere in Croker is flat.
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According to the Irish Independent, the stadium could be back on track, as the current owners, who bought the property off NAMA, could sell to the GAA.
“The Irish Independent understands that Dublin County Board is now in negotiations with the Davy-managed investment fund to buy the prime property, which is ideally located for a major sporting facility.
“If successful, the plan is to build a 25,000-stadium, together with four additional full-size pitches and other support facilities.
“It could double up as an alternative Centre of Excellence, while also benefiting several clubs in its immediate hinterland.”