The National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA) was formally established on 1 January, 2007 under the National Sports Campus Development Authority Act 2006.
The principal functions of the Authority are to:-
- Develop a National Sports Campus;
- Manage, operate and maintain the Campus;
- Encourage and promote usage of the Campus.
The Authority has responsibility for the operation of the National Aquatic Centre which is a key resource within the National Sports Campus at Blanchardstown. It has also refurbished buildings on the Campus to accomodate the Headquarters of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) and the Irish Sports HQ which will accommodate the administrative headquarters of 18 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport in Ireland.
The NSCDA has also allocated substantial sites for development in partnership with the major field sports of Gaelic Games, Soccer, Rugby and Hockey. In addition, the NSCDA is in the process of developing High Performance training facilities for athletes in a variety of sporting disciplines including Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon, Fencing, Pistol-Shooting, etc.
It is also installing Multi-sport, All-weather Pitches and a Pavilion which will be open to the public.
For further information/reports concerning NSCDA or the Sports Campus please contact email@example.com
Furthermore, in May 2010 NSCDA agreed to accept responsibility for the management and operations of Morton Stadium, Santry. It discharges this responsibility through its wholly-owned subsidiary NSCDA (Operations) Ltd which is also responsible for the National Aquatic Centre and other facilities at Blanchardstown.
National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown
Morton Stadium, Santry
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Equestrian Arena. The former Walled Garden is being upgraded into a High Performance Equestrian training facility. For completion in July 2013.
The National Aquatic Centre - Footfall of over 7 million in 10 years; High Performance Training Centre; Ireland's 3rd most popular recreational destination; gross economic value of over €13 million per annum.
Football Association of Ireland (FAI) HQ which was opened in December 2007.
Irish Institute of Sport (IIS). Providing support services for 16 NGBs since November 2009.
Morton Stadium, Santry (MSS) under NSCDA Operations Company management since May 2010.
Irish Sport HQ - Administrative home for 18 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) from May 2013.
Abbotstown House. Proposed new HQ for "merged" ISC/NSCDA, and a possible venue for a Museum of Irish Sport.