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MAY 2014


Release Date: 02/05/2014

WORK on the redevelopment of Windsor Park will begin next week. To mark the start of the project, a sod cutting ceremony took place this afternoon.

The project will see the capacity of the stadium increase from its current level of 14,000 to 18,000.



Release Date: 20/02/2013

THE Irish FA today welcomed Alex Attwood’s announcement that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

“Receiving planning permission from DOE Planning is another major step in the Windsor Park redevelopment project and a great step forward for football in Northern Ireland,” said Irish FA President, Jim Shaw. “Everyone involved in the project has worked extremely hard to get to this stage and I would like to thank everyone involved in the project as well as all the stakeholders who shared their thoughts during the consultation process. The National Football Stadium plans are truly impressive and I know that once the redevelopment project is complete Windsor Park will be a stadium which we will all be proud of.”

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Release Date: 04/10/2012


OPEN invitation - as part of a 12 week consultation process previously, the Irish FA is seeking your views on the proposed National Stadium project.

The event will take place on Thursday 4 October 6.30-9.00pm at Olympia Community Centre, Boucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6NA.

The proposed development involves the upgrading of the existing stadium to provide an 18,000 seated capacity National Football Stadium. Works shall include the refurbishment of the existing north and west stands, construction of new south and east stands and various related ancillary works including the provision of lower level flood lighting, conference and community facilities and a temporary construction access onto Boucher Road.

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Release Date: 24/08/2012

THE Irish Football Association has appointed planning consultants and a design team to prepare and submit a planning application seeking full permission for the redevelopment of the Windsor Park stadium to provide an 18,000 seated capacity National Football Stadium. The project is receiving funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure of £25.2M.

The Irish FA would encourage those within the community to submit their views by completion of questionnaires at the display locations or by visiting the Irish FA website ( A public information day will also be held mid/late September during which members of the public will be able to submit their views in respect of the proposals. The date and location of the information day shall be made known in due course.

JULY 2012

Release Date: 02/07/2012

THE Irish FA has appointed Hamilton Architects to lead the Integrated Consultant Team for the National Stadium Project. Click here to read more...

Release Date: 09/07/2012

FOLLOWING a public procurement process RPS has been appointed by the Irish Football Association to advise on the preparation and submission of the planning application for the proposed redevelopment of the National Football Stadium in Belfast located at Windsor Park. Click here to read more....

JUNE 2012

Release Date: 25/06/2012

Irish Football Association (IFA) has recently appointed planning consultants and an architecture led design team to prepare and submit a planning application seeking full planning permission for the upgrading of Windsor Park to provide an 18,000 seated capacity National Football Stadium. Click here to read more....


MAY 2012

Release Date: 03/04/2012

THE Irish FA is delighted to receive a Letter of Offer from DCAL to allow the Association to begin the first stage of the Windsor Park redevelopment project.  Click here to read more....


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