Bohemians have welcomed the release of €1 million in Government funding for planning and design work on the planned redevelopment of Dalymount Park.
Announcing that €918,750 has been dedicated to the project so far, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said: “This is really important not just for Bohs, not only for soccer but for the continued regeneration of Phibsborough.”
Mr Donohoe's constituency includes the Phibsborough area.
"Dalymount Park ‘the home of Irish football’ will soon, once again, be the best stadium in the league and deliver enormously for ourselves, Shelbourne FC and the wider community and city,” Bohemians said.
The project has been delayed on a number of occasions, it also includes a library and a number of other facilites for the local community.
In 2019, the capacity for the new stadium was reduced to 6,000 at a projected cost of around €35 million.
Bohemians and Shelbourne will share the stadium and the plan is for them to be playing in the new ground by 2024.
While work is underway on the Dalymount Park redevelopment, Bohemians will move to Tolka Park from the 2022 season.