Planning Approval Formally Granted For National Velodrome and Badminton Centre

07 Feb 2023

We are proud to announce that planning approval has been granted for the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre, an important step on the masterplan development of the Sport Ireland Campus.

With both athlete and community facilities, the centre will aim to encourage participation in sport and promote the benefits of cycling to the wider community.

 Our new facility will feature a 250m cycle track, with 12 badminton courts within the infield and around 1,000 permanent seats for spectators. Other spaces, including the entrance and café, changing rooms, offices, training facilities and bicycle hire/stores, will sit under the track at ground level.

The velodrome will act as a landmark within the wider Sport Ireland Campus, capable of hosting national and international cycling and badminton events. The building will be multi-functional, with approximately 1,000 permanent seats and 2,500 temporary seats to accommodate events and activities.


Sport Ireland CEO, Dr Una May said:

“News of the velodrome’s approval is a really exciting start to 2023. We are delighted to see our plans for the Sport Ireland Campus progressing and the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre is an important next step. This will be somewhere for the community and for elite athletes to come together, sharing facilities at a new destination for Sport in Ireland.”


Cycling Ireland Interim CEO, Chris Kitchen said:

"The news that planning approval has been formally granted for a National Velodrome is a testament to the hard work of many at Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland Campus and Cycling Ireland. We're delighted to move one step closer to the development of a state-of-the-art velodrome on the Sport Ireland Campus that can help bring Irish cycling to the next level."

For more details on the Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan visit


Here We Go at Sport Ireland Campus

Sport Ireland Campus is open to everyone in Ireland. High-performance programmes based in Sport Ireland Campus include the IRFU, Swim Ireland, FAI, Hockey Ireland, Badminton Ireland, and Gymnastics Ireland.  International teams such as the All Blacks also use the facilities for their training camps when visiting Ireland. However, besides the high-performance athletes, Sport Ireland Campus also caters for the needs of the local community and is open to visitors from around the country for events or facility hire.

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Velodrome entrance