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Lansdowne Road to host Uefa final

The new Lansdowne Road
An artist's impression of how the new Lansdowne Road will look

The redeveloped Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin is to host the final of the Uefa Europa League, presently known as the Uefa Cup, in 2011.

The new stadium is on target for completion by 2010 and the Football Association of Ireland and Dublin City Council successfully bid for the final.

"This is a significant coup for our new stadium and for Ireland," said John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI.

"The final will cement the reputation of the stadium with a global audience."

The bid was made possible thanks to the new stadium which has received a Government funding contribution of 191m euros and is being built by the FAI and the IRFU.

Uefa chose Dublin's bid after a highly competitive selection process lasting more than a year.

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