Rovers to get go ahead for Tallaght

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Updated: September 8, 2011

UEFA are expected to confirm later today that Shamrock Rovers can host their Europa League home games against Spurs, Rubin Kazan and PAOK Salonika in Tallaght Stadium.

The League of Ireland champions began work on getting the stadium up to standard immediately after their qualification last month but the FAI needed to intervene at the end of August to convince the UEFA officials to delay their final decision.

After an initial research, the European governing body said that the 6,000 seater was not up to scratch and games would have to be held at the Aviva Stadium but Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche worked closely with the FAI to ensure that everything be done so that the games could be held in Dublin 24.

Speaking at the end of last month he said “the FAI might have pulled a rabbit out of the hat, they refused to take no for an answer. We’re hopeful that we can get official confirmation to play in Tallaght.”

Construction on almost 2,000 extra seats is nearing completion and confirmation is expected to be announced this afternoon with ticket details to follow soon after ahead of Rubin Kazan’s visit next Thursday night.

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