Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is fully committed to the long-term future and development of greyhound racing activity at Shelbourne Park. This flagship stadium in the RCÉ portfolio is to greyhound racing what Croke Park is to gaelic games, and it remains a significant social and cultural asset to the people of Dublin and Ireland alike.
Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium Limited, a subsidiary company of RCÉ, retains full ownership over Shelbourne Park Stadium which comprises 2.5 acres of the entire 8-acre site. Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium Limited holds a 99-year land lease for the remaining 5.5 acres of land on which the racing track is located. RCÉ will continue to host greyhound racing at Shelbourne Park Stadium until at least 24 March 2052, the date on which the lease expires, with options for a lease extension for a further 84 years beyond this date.
In 2021, following considerable interest from developers, the Board of RCÉ unanimously affirmed its long-term intention to retain greyhound racing at Shelbourne Park and further decided that it would be the focus of capital improvements enhancing the stadium and the track for the people of Ireland. Plans and designs for this state-of-the-art investment are underway. Works are expected to commence in early 2023.