Bohemians, Shelbourne and the FAI have welcomed plans from Dublin City Council to redevelop Dalymount Park into a new 6,000-seater venue.

Under the proposal announced by Dublin City Council, Dalymount will be transformed into a redeveloped municipal stadium with a ‘strong community element’.

Wrenbridge Sport, a property company set up to undertake sport, stadia, and leisure projects, were tasked with completing a detailed appraisal of the all the redevelopment options, and have delivered their report to all the interested bodies.

The report recommended a 6,000 seat UEFA Category 3 stadium, which will include community facilities, including a library, flexible community space and meeting rooms plus concourse space at ground level which can be utilised for community activities and events on non-matchdays.

Plans are also underway to create an interactive museum at the stadium, as part of the redevelopment.

Bohemian FC Director, Daniel Lambert hopes the news will see a positive future for the Dalymount Park site.

In a statement, he said: "The report identifies option 3A as it's preferred choice, which the Bohemian Football club is in agreement with and welcomes as it meets all of our key requirements in terms of capacity, facilities, architectural design and also the need to provide community gain to Dublin 7 and beyond. It will receive the full support and backing of the club."

"Bohemians was, and remains thankful and grateful to John Delaney and his officials at the FAI, DCC, local current and past TDs and councillors, local residents groups, and the huge support of our members which enabled this sale to take place.

Shelbourne FC Chairman Joe Casey also gave the club's backing and support to the news.

"As joint tenants in this exciting project we are delighted to see the progress being made and look forward very much to playing our football in a modern purpose-built stadium which will provide facilities of the highest order for both our supporters and our players."

FAI chief John Delaney added: "The fact the Bohemians and Shelbourne will be the anchor tenants of the stadium, will add to the storied history of Dalymount Park.

"Phibsborough has hosted some historic matches through the decades, and I’m delighted we will see plenty more matches there for decades to come."

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