Official opening of National Indoor Arena

Today, our new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena officially opened in the bright Dublin sunshine.

KSS Director Nick Marshall and Architect Tobin McCloy attended alongside representatives from Heron Buckingham Joint Venture (HBJV), Mott Macdonald, JV Tierney, Park Hood and a host of Irish athletes.

The state-of-the-art Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is the new flagship facility at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus. The multi-sport and multi-purpose arena is the newest of its kind in Europe, and has been designed to the highest standards and specifications ensuring Ireland has one of the best facilities for indoor sport events in the world.

The building can hold a range of events from junior and club level, through to regional and international sports events, whilst also catering for concerts, equestrian, exhibitions and conferences.

We led the design team for the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena completing detailed planning of all internal spaces, sporting facilities and technical design.

Nick said after the event, “I’m immensely proud of what KSS have achieved here at the National Indoor Arena.  We were challenged with creating an inclusive facility to transform sports training in Ireland at all levels of competition and, after seeing it in use today, I fully believe that we and our contractor partners, HBJV, have delivered that goal.”

John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland said “We now have a world class arena that caters for over 20 sports. We’ll be the envy of a lot of countries.” Ian O’Riordan from the Irish Times said “A phenomenal facility, this is huge for the future and a real treat for young and rising athletes.”

David Conway Director of the National Sports Campus said “This is a great day for the National Sports Campus with the completion of the National Indoor Arena, I would like to thank all the National Governing Bodies (NGB) of Sport that gave their technical assistance in completing this truly world-class sporting facility build and design by HBJV and KSS. The NGB’s now have a world-class facility to host and showcase their sports both nationally and internationally.”

The new facility will drive the development of Irish sport for young aspiring athletes to fulfil their sporting potential acting as the missing piece in the sporting infrastructure of the nation.

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