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RDS to increase capacity to 25,000
11 Jul 2014 15:03
The capacity of Leinster’s RDS Arena is to be extended to 25,000.
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The stadium in Dublin 4, with a current capacity of 18,500, is home to the current Pro12 rugby champions and the Dublin Horse Show.
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The announcement came at the launch of an international architectural design competition, the first step in the redevelopment of the arena.
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Work is not expected to start until April 2016 at the earliest.
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Leinster will continue to play their home games at the RDS during the redevelopment.
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Speaking at the announcement, Leinster coach Matt O’Connor said: "The key challenge is retaining the special atmosphere and experience that the RDS is for the players and the supporters.
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"They feed off each other and it is vital that this element is retained.”
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