An update on the ongoing development projects concerning Saracens’ Allianz Park, Alexander Stadium in Birmingham and Dalymount Park in Dublin…

Saracens Rugby Club yesterday (Wednesday) announced that it had been granted planning permission and secured funding in partnership with Barnet Council to renovate theWest Stand at Allianz Park (pictured).

As part of a £23m redevelopment project, a 3,000-seat, weatherproof facility will be created, with Saracens promising a “first-class hospitality experience”.

The project also includes a centre of excellence for Middlesex University’s London Sport Institute and Health Faculty, a dedicated education centre operated by the Saracens Sport Foundation, improved training facilities, a community garden and a new media facility.

Meanwhile, Birmingham City Council has confirmed that Mace will serve as project manager for the revamp of the city’s Alexander Stadium ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Alexander Stadium will host athletics and para-athletics events during the Games and its capacity will be temporarily increased to 40,000 for the multi-sport showpiece. Mace is the construction firm behind Tottenham’s new stadium, which was due to open last month but has been beset by delays.

And finally, Dublin City Council has given the green light to redevelopment work at the Irish capital’s Dalymount Park stadium. The decision follows a meeting earlier this month to transform the facility into an all-seater stadium, albeit at a smaller capacity – 6,000 – than originally proposed.

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