Louth will be getting a brand new 3,000 seater football stadium
There's scope to increase it to 10,000. Great boost for the area.
At present, both of the League of Ireland clubs in Louth are battling for honours as Dundalk sit at the top of the Premier Division while Drogheda United are second in the First Division as they aim for promotion.
Well, Drogs' future is looking up because they have received a massive boost. The FAI have confirmed the news that a new stadium will be built in Drogheda.
The 3,000 seater will be built in conjunction with Louth County Council’s plans for a Municipal Playing Pitches at North Drogheda, has been agreed with the Local Authority.
The new stadium will be an initial 3,000 seater complex but there's potential to increase the capacity to 10,000, if needs be.
Aside from the main pitch where Drogheda United will play, this facility will also include space for several full-size pitches and smaller artificial pitches, which will be accessible to the local community.
John Delaney, FAI CEO, said: “This stadium project is a huge step forward in further developing football in Drogheda and credit should go to Louth County Council, and their Chief Executive Joan Martin, who have been extremely supportive from the very beginning.
He adds: “To have a modern stadium in Drogheda that initially starts out with a capacity of 3,000 with scope to rise up to 10,000 seats is great news for Irish football. It means that Drogheda United will have a new home to be proud of and that the FAI will have another venue to stage underage international matches. Drogheda United have had a great history in Irish football and it’s time for them to make new memories in a stadium that is fit for purpose to cater for their loyal supporters, to attract new fans, and to serve the local community.
Fiachra Kierans, Drogheda United chairman, stated: “This is fantastic news for Drogheda United Football Club, the people of Drogheda, and the future of football in County Louth. The future of Drogheda United is very bright and we are excited to work with the FAI and Louth County Council to turn this new stadium into something that our supporters and the people of Drogheda can be proud of. It is a major investment for the Drogheda area."