The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and Leinster Rugby Redevelopment Announcement

11 July 2014; The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and Leinster Rugby have this morning announced plans for the redevelopment of the RDS Arena. The first stage of the plan is a six month worldwide architectural competition, administered by the RIAI, after which a five member jury will select a winning design for the new RDS Arena. This is the first time that a process of this nature has been used for the design of sports stadia in Ireland. Further information on the competition is available at www.riai.ie and it is hoped that the winning design for the new RDS Arena will be unveiled in December 2014. Pictured at today’s event are leinster players Luke Fitzgerald and Sean O’Brien with Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor. RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE