May 19, 2024

Finn Harps are launching a fundraising technique they are saying will safe the membership’s future and full its lengthy awaited transfer to the brand new stadium in Stranorlar.

It will embody the sale of Finn Park with a view to finance the a lot delayed facility.   

“Working with our companions and stakeholders together with the FAI, County Council, Division of Sport, Finn Park Trustees and fundamental contractor we now have a transparent path ahead to recommence development,” a membership spokesperson mentioned.  

The membership has secured €5.8 million in exterior funding and is now launching numerous initiatives to ship the stadium at €7.3 million.

The funding hole can be coated by a mix of donations together with a restricted variety of stadium patrons donating no less than €1500 every. There will even be fan organised occasions, a proposed transfer to an annual membership mannequin, the sale of economic and different property associated to the stadium and the eventual sale of Finn Park as soon as the stadium is accomplished.  

The membership has secured a tax exemption from that means donations of €250 or extra appeal to a forty five% prime up from Income.  

“The membership doesn’t have a monetary backer, however we’re assured that by pulling collectively we will bridge the hole and convey this venture to fruition,” the spokesperson added.

“We’re proudly group based mostly and fan owned and are decided to ship the fashionable, accessible, atmospheric stadium our fan base, visiting supporters and this area deserves.

Artists picture of what the brand new Finn Harps stadium may seem like.

“As a membership we face a serious fork within the road- both we get this venture over the road or we now have little future as a senior membership.  We’re asking our group, our diaspora and the broader soccer world to be a part of historical past in serving to us get the stadium constructed.”

The membership mannequin can be introduced to present shareholders at a Particular Normal Assembly on April twenty eighth at 7pm within the Villa Rose Lodge. Within the meantime, shareholders, 500 Membership Members, season ticket holders, supporters and different stakeholders can be invited to evaluation the detailed plan out there on the membership web site and to participate in a survey to feed again questions and opinions to the membership.

“The urgency may be very clear- Finn Park has numerous points and can’t be upgraded to an appropriate stage for licensing. Our exterior funding will stay static whereas prices proceed to rise.  It’s now or by no means if we’re to protect senior soccer in Donegal.”

“The variety of younger supporters coming to take pleasure in reside soccer at Finn Park is rising 12 months on 12 months and the northwest continues to provide an excellent pool of younger women and men striving to play at senior stage, to construct careers in soccer and to symbolize their nation on the sphere.

Now could be the time for an enormous collective effort to ship a sporting legacy for future generations.”

Sheep grazing on the unfinished Finn Harps stadium in Stranorlar. Pic: Donegal Day by day.

Historic Finn Park to be bought to finance new stadium was final modified: April 18th, 2024 by Employees Author