Louth GAA Granted Planning Permission for new stadium
Louth GAA are delighted to report that they were today granted planning permission for the development of our new stadium at the Inner Relief Road.
After many false dawns, and an exhaustive process of identifying a suitable new home for Gaelic Games in County Louth, we are delighted to announce that the location on the Inner Relief Road in Dundalk has today been granted planning permission.
With the development of the new home in the North East, we now set out on fundraising for the new, state-of-the-art stadium.
The 14,000 capacity arena will be made up of a 4,080 seated stand which contains two kiosks, four dressing rooms, and a physio room, each with toilets and showers. There will be two match officials’ rooms, each with toilet and shower facilities, a medical room with a toilet and an office, along with disabled toilets.
The standing terrace on the opposite side of the ground will hold 8,470 spectators with male and female toilets, a spectators’ team room, two kiosks, three press boxes, and a storeroom. There will be two standing areas behind the goals, each with a capacity of 725 people.
Twenty turnstiles will cater for supporters who enter at the Inner Relief Road side with 10 turnstiles situated at the DkIT Sport entrance. There will be on-site parking for 70 cars — with 24 of them for disabled drivers — and two bus parking bays.
The 145m x 90m main pitch will be illuminated by 800 lux floodlighting, which is suitable for televised games, with a warm-up pitch, 90m x 65m in size, lit by 200 lux lights.
GAA President John Horan was in Dundalk last January to officially turn the sod at the site for the new Louth GAA Stadium which is being built on the Inner Relief Road. President Horan made it clear that Croke Park was 100% behind this project and vowed to make the project ‘one of his priorities going forward’.
The site has since can through a major refilling and levelling and with planning permission now granted we hope to move on to the next stage as soon as possible.
Louth GAA have officially relaunched their Wee County Double House Draw which is the countys main fundraiser for the new stadium. The draw was put on hold since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic but a new date of the 4th April 2021 has been announced, where two houses are up for grabs. To relaunch the draw a €5000 cash prize can be won if you buy a ticket before the 30th of September. Those who have already bought a ticket will also be included in the draw. Tickets can be bought online at Wee County Double House Draw or through your local club.