Bohemians have agreed to transfer the ownership of Dalymount Park to Dublin City Council in a move that allows redevelopment of the Northside stadium.
The Bohs issued the following statement: “Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm that arrangements have been agreed for the transfer of Dalymount Park to the ownership of Dublin City Council. These arrangements were endorsed tonight (3 July) by an extraordinary general meeting of the members of Bohemian Football Club.
“Dublin City Council have acquired the property for €3.8 million and have undertaken to redevelop and maintain the iconic stadium as a major sports, cultural and community amenity, which will allow Bohemian FC to continue playing at ‘the home of Irish Football’, as we have done since 1901.”
“This is a good deal for Bohemians and for the city of Dublin,” said club president Matt Devaney.
“We can clear all our major debts and can commit fully to realising our ambitions in football and in the community.
“The city now owns a major and historic sporting facility close to the centre and can provide public amenities, as well as a long-term home for Bohemian FC, Dublin’s oldest football club.
“Bohemians want to thank the city officials, public representatives, the FAI, the local residents and community groups and the many friends of the club who contributed to securing this agreement.
“We also thank the members and fans for their patience. It has been a long road but one that opens a bright future.”