Louth GAA has been granted planning permission for a new 14,000-seat stadium.

The stadium will be located on Inner Relief Road in Dundalk and serve as the home of Louth’s Gaelic football team. Plans for a new stadium in Dundalk were first proposed in December 2018 and Louth GAA said the planning permission follows “many false dawns”.

Louth GAA, which currently plays its home matches at the 3,500-seat Drogheda Park, will now begin fundraising for the new stadium. The venue will feature a 4,080-seat stand containing two kiosks, four dressing rooms and a physio room.

The standing terrace on the opposite side of the ground will house 8,470 fans and include a spectators’ team room, two kiosks, three press boxes and a storeroom. Two standing areas will be placed behind the goals, each with a capacity of 725 people, while the stadium will also feature a 145m by 90m main pitch and a 90m by 65m warm-up pitch.

John Horan, president of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), has confirmed that the project will have the full backing of the organisation.

No timeline has been outlined for the construction of the stadium, which is set to cost €12m (£11.1m/$14.3m).

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