Plans Lodged For €35m Basketba...


Plans Lodged For €35m Basketball Arena Redevelopment

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

01:16 19 Dec 2023

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Plans have been lodged for a €35 million redevelopment of the National Basketball Arena in Dublin.

It comes thirty years after the Tallaght venue first opened.

Basketball Ireland says the proposal would turn the arena into a new multi-sport and multi-use centre, doubling its capacity to 3,300.

An artistic impression inside of the redeveloped National Basketball Arena.

The 8,000 square metre facility will have space for four basketball courts, a gym and café, along with corporate facilities and office space.

It's got the backing of Badminton Ireland, Irish Squash and Volleyball Ireland, who have expressed an interest in using the new state-of-the-art amenity.

Basketball Ireland chairperson, Professor Seamas Donnelly, said: “The current National Basketball Arena was built in 1993 and while it has served us well, it’s in need of an upgrade to future-proof the venue and help continue the progress of the sport. The National Basketball Arena caters for every level of basketball - from schools, colleges, wheelchair, Masters and Socia-Ball, to elite level of our National League and National Cup, along with being the venue for Irish international teams competing in FIBA EuroBasket and FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

“This new multi-sport Arena will be a huge asset to the Irish sporting landscape in Ireland and it’s wonderful to have the support of other indoor sports - Badminton Ireland, Irish Squash and Volleyball Ireland - for the project” he said.

If approved, it's expected work on the new multi-sport arena would get underway in 2025, taking 18 months to complete.

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