AN APPLICATION FOR planning permission for the redevelopment of the RDS Angelsea Stand has been submitted today.
Home of Leinster Rugby, the €26 million makeover will improve facilities at the ground and increase the capacity from 18,500 to 21,000, according to a statement released this afternoon.
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That is 4,000 less than the original figure of 25,000 quoted when details were unveiled back in January 2015.
Grimshaw/Newenham Mulligan Architects is the consortium that won the international the design competition, and it has been working alongside the RDS, Leinster and the Dublin Horse Show “to develop the detail of the initial design concept” for the Main Arena.
Work had been expected to begin in April 2016 at the earliest.
“Designing a stadium to meet the unique design requirements of the RDS Main Arena is a complex and challenging task,” said Michael Duffy, CEO of the RDS.