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    Would be wrong to be in any way critical of the Council considering what they are doing right now but i agree when the dust settles in say 2 years time a proposal for safe standing corners either side of the South stand to block the wind and increase capacity would be a great final addition and standing areas by their nature tend to increase capacity disproportionately than seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Yeah probably for the new stadium in Letterkenny!
    Forza Letterkenny Harps !

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    Quote Originally Posted by passinginterest View Post
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/...-31004924.html

    There’s a couple of artist impressions in article above. Looks a bit steeper and looks like it will run into the back wall so it’s accessible similar to the way the West stand is.

    I was only moaning about the lack of bike stands the other day so glad to see they’re going to be included in the development too.
    Great work by SDCC. The only downside is it's a shame that all 4 stands at the ground will look noticeably different. But that's a small price to pay for what will be the league's best and most complete stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Great work by SDCC. The only downside is it's a shame that all 4 stands at the ground will look noticeably different. But that's a small price to pay for what will be the league's best and most complete stadium.
    Every other club in the league could live with that kind of downside

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    I hate stadia that are too boring and regular TBH
    #NeverStopNotGivingUp

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Great work by SDCC. The only downside is it's a shame that all 4 stands at the ground will look noticeably different. But that's a small price to pay for what will be the league's best and most complete stadium.
    Theres a wee bit of that still in the EPL, Vicerage Rd, Anfield and Old Trafford arent all nice and neat. Some people might be interested in this slightly dated article, I know Sky money made a huge difference to implementing the Taylor Report but still a bit mad to see the transformation on a huge scale across the 2 English top tiers in what was a pretty short period of time, with some clubs getting an original ground transformed and then to new superstadia since. https://talksport.com/football/25783...s-ago-and-how/

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/TonyPadil...93683916886016

    Interesting thread on stadiums in Slovakia,we’re miles behind….
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TonyPadil...93683916886016

    Interesting thread on stadiums in Slovakia,we’re miles behind….
    Slovakia is just a bit bigger than ROI population wise (5.4m v 4.9m), and a lot smaller than the island of Ireland's population (7m). Crazy how many good stadiums they have over there, and how many rubbish ones there are here on both sides of the border.

    That last stadiusm on the list - Presove ? - will be a thing of absolute beauty if it gets built. The floodlights are amazing on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Slovakia is just a bit bigger than ROI population wise (5.4m v 4.9m), and a lot smaller than the island of Ireland's population (7m). Crazy how many good stadiums they have over there, and how many rubbish ones there are here on both sides of the border.

    That last stadiusm on the list - Presove ? - will be a thing of absolute beauty if it gets built. The floodlights are amazing on their own.

    Yeah the difference is pretty crazy,I’d say if you took out Slovan Bratislava’s attendances we’d compare pretty favourably in that regard aswell…
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Yeah the difference is pretty crazy,I’d say if you took out Slovan Bratislava’s attendances we’d compare pretty favourably in that regard aswell…
    Here's their average attendances at all top tier clubs in 2021-22 : Attendances Slovakia average (european-football-statistics.co.uk)

    2 clubs with great attendances by LOI standards, 6 with very average ones, and 4 with fairly rubbish crowds. Overall league average of only 2,500.

    Definitely a league that we should aim to be bettering on and off the pitch over the next decade

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Slovakia is just a bit bigger than ROI population wise (5.4m v 4.9m), and a lot smaller than the island of Ireland's population (7m). Crazy how many good stadiums they have over there, and how many rubbish ones there are here on both sides of the border.

    That last stadiusm on the list - Presove ? - will be a thing of absolute beauty if it gets built. The floodlights are amazing on their own.

    They'd suit New Oriel nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TonyPadil...93683916886016

    Interesting thread on stadiums in Slovakia,we’re miles behind….
    Beautiful stadiums there. It'd make you sick though. Is there another UEFA nation that has so utterly and blatantly disregarded it's own league and infrastructure to the extent that the FAI has?

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    This may have been added before but just came across this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkiD-oUXDQ.
    Looks like Tallaght is the only work that is happening!

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    Yes - again, fair play to Rovers. Everything else is complete fantasy unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    This may have been added before but just came across this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkiD-oUXDQ.
    Looks like Tallaght is the only work that is happening!
    Nearly more annoying watching videos like that. Its amazing what's possible. All of them projects would have improved their areas with better facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straightstory View Post
    Yes - again, fair play to Rovers.
    For the council building a new stand in their own stadium?
    Paaatrick's Agletic

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    For Shamrock Rovers showing ambition and drive to embedd themselves in tallaght to such an extent that SDCC see it as a win win to develop tallaght stadium as a venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Year Contract View Post
    For the council building a new stand in their own stadium?

    People always overlook that Rovers started the development in terms of getting the land and starting the build.
    Also the Rovers board got the money for the development of the east stand directly from the Government not SDCC.
    If memory serves me right it was something to do with EU sports development funding.....i could be totally miss remembering on the source there but it definitely wasn't SDCC

    SDCC deserve huge credit obviously for building it but the Rovers board were a massive part of the success and if they hadnt kicked it off and got the money for the East stand subsequently id say the idea of "finishing it" wouldn't have got much traction.

    I wasn't personally any part of that process but the people who were shouldn't be forgotten..........and aren't by Rovers Supporters

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    All valid points above - on both sides.
    Also worth mentioning that sdcc have made Tallaght the home of the mens u21s and underage teams and the women's team too. The womens game in particular has become v popular recently. I'm sure that's helped their access to funding to further the stadium development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    All valid points above - on both sides.
    Also worth mentioning that sdcc have made Tallaght the home of the mens u21s and underage teams and the women's team too. The womens game in particular has become v popular recently. I'm sure that's helped their access to funding to further the stadium development.
    This is it, it was a very astute strategic decision by SDCC to take on this project. Magnificent foresight and somebody really knows what makes the Dept of Sport tick. It took an initial punt by SDCC to take over what had become derelict site and 'social' hangout for some of the most excluded people in society, get what was already built back to a state where it could be finished and incrementally add to the stadium. At this stage it is probably well on to paying for itself and SDCC probably have had fairly minimal direct financial outlay for the last 2 stands as funding for women's sport and multi sport facilities getting targeted funding from central govt. Having underage RoI and SRFC sides would have been a help. It was identified that there was nothing below 60-80k stadia that were up to scratch and a medium sized stadium was badly needed. GAA need modern medium ground in Dublin so Parnell Park will probably get a wedge of funding soon enough.

    The original funding and start of building a stand at Tallaght was via a sports capital grant to Rovers, definitely nothing to do with SDCC except the planning process. Im not sure about EU money, I dont recall a particular fund that could be tapped in to at that time bar Peace 1 & 2 but ye never know. There were a lot of questions asked at that time about where grants were spent in relation to progress of the development. A difficult and worrying time for Rovers as a club in general, more than losing Milltown even, but hung on. Dodged a few bullets when trying to find a way to raise money to complete the stand with a few proposed business deals that were a bit meh (Ben Dunne being one iirc)! Alls well that ends well with how SDCC stepped in for the benefit of their community and werent bullied by GAA types and threats of judicial hearings. It was close enough to 20 years between planning, turning the first sod and opening the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by placid casual View Post
    For Shamrock Rovers showing ambition and drive to embedd themselves in tallaght to such an extent that SDCC see it as a win win to develop tallaght stadium as a venue.
    Thats how it panned out and embraced by SDCC but it was a decision that was rooted in pragmatism. The site was a serious problem, there were multiple revised plans suggested and maybe submitted to SDCC that would contravene the local development plan. I think one included retail and one of Dunnes gyms on one side, no seating, but the main stand completed. Eventually SDCC saw that they were the only people that could fix the mess. I'm sure that there were people from Rovers putting the merits to SDCC and the elected body to give it the go ahead and thats where there is real credit due - a hard sell when it could have been ordered to level the shell of the stand and revoke any landlease type agreements. (That could have been a stumbling block with some of the potential proposals - did SDCC originally provide the site for a nominal fee or long term lease that some developers then put their eye on to get it cheap by pretending that they had the ground and club at heart and not what they would gain?).
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