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Work Continues On Donnybrook Revamp

Work Continues On Donnybrook Revamp

As our photo shows, work is continuing today on the redevelopment of Donnybrook as the traditional home of Leinster Rugby is turned into a modern 11,200-capacity stadium.

The main stand has already been knocked down, with the pitch also barricaded off as plenty of heavy construction vehicles bound in and out of the Dublin 4 ground.

The redeveloped Donnybrook will include a new main stand, with an increased seating capacity of 2,500,  additional concrete terracing on the north-west, north-east and south-east sides of the main pitch, 76 apartments at the Bective end of the ground, along with a new, three-storey clubhouse on the River Dodder side that will include a gym, offices, kitchens, a bar and a television and media press box along with corporate facilities.

There will also be a creche, six tennis courts, a scrummage area and a river walkway linking Anglesea Bridge with Herbert Park, while there are also plans for high-rise apartments at the Wesley end of the ground. There are also provisions in the plans for back pitch floodlighting, cycle parking and 116 car-parking spaces.

IrishRugby.ie hope to bring you further photos of Donnybrook as the redevelopment process progresses over the summer months.