The FAI has welcomed confirmation this morning that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has approved funding for design fees to a sum of €304,000 for Finn Harps’ new stadium project.
The development of the new stadium project is a core feature of the SSE Airtricity First Division club’s five-year strategic plan.
Finn Harps’ stadium committee worked closely with FAI Facilities Development Manager Walter Holleran to redesign the plans for the new stadium in order to obtain government funding, and FAI CEO John Delaney has expressed his delight at the progress being made.
“This is a fantastic development for Finn Harps and I’d like to thank the Department of Sport for their support of the project and the allocation of funding,” Delaney said.
“The association has worked closely with the club to help redesign the plans in order to obtain this crucial funding for their new stadium project.
“It’s fantastic to see the club work towards their strategic plan and this is a great reward for the hard work of everyone connected to the project.”
“The development of the stadium is key for Finn Harps, the county of Donegal and the north-west region in general,” said Club Chairman Sean Quinn.
“We have worked hard to rejuvenate this project and we are delighted to see it progress. We would like to thank the Department for seeing our vision for the new stadium.
“We will continue to work closely with the FAI for the duration of the project as we look to progress to the next stage.”
The news is welcome relief in the club scene following the continuing troubles at Bray Wanderers.