DUNDALK FC WELCOMES STADIUM & FACILITIES REDEVELOPMENT GROUP THAT WILL FOCUS ON LOCAL CATEGORY 3 STADIUM DEVELOPMENT
Dundalk FC welcomes the establishment of a Stadium & Facilities Redevelopment group, focused on developing a Category 3 stadium and supporting facility as a Centre of Excellence for sport, entertainment and business in the North East.
This initiative has cross-party political support in place to bring the best possible facility to Dundalk, and the group – in tandem with local business people – shall explore all options in the area.
The group consists of local Fianna Fáil councillor Seán Kelly, Fine Gael Senator John McGahon and Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú along with Brendan Ogle, Trade Union Official for Unite Ireland and chair of the newly-formed Dundalk FC Supporters’ Club, former public servant Anne Caldwell, long-standing fan and club volunteer, Damien Mackin, Dundalk FC Sporting Director Jim Magilton, Stadium Manager Aaron Lawless and local businessperson Paddy Casey.
The Stadium & Facilities Redevelopment Group will engage with the local council and its chief executive as well as all relevant national Government and sporting bodies to support the initiative.
“The establishment of this Stadium & Facilities Redevelopment Group is a crucial first step in the development of a stadium befitting this club and town,” said Jim Magilton.
“The support of fans and townspeople will be crucial to driving this project forward. We all want a stadium and supporting facility that the club, locals and fans – both old and new – can be proud of. We all want a stadium that is accessible for all fans, with facilities that enrich the local community.
“We all want a stadium and facilities that are welcoming for opposition fans, at least off the pitch. We will strive, as a group, to make this happen. I’d like to thank Paddy Casey and Aaron Lawless for their tireless work in pulling together what is a fantastic working group. We can’t wait to get started”