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The Waterford Regional Sports Centre
(or simply, the RSC) is part of Waterford Corporation's Municipal
Waterford is a city in the South-East Region of Ireland. It is the oldest city in the country and fifth largest by population. Waterford City Council is the local government authority for the city and its immediate hinterland...
sporting facilities and home to Waterford United
Waterford United is an Irish football club playing in the First Division of the League of Ireland. The club was founded and elected to the league in 1930 and hails from Waterford. Originally the club was based at Kilcohan Park greyhound stadium, but have now moved to the Waterford Regional Sports...
of the League of Ireland
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Included on another site is an 18 hole pitch-and-putt course, an indoor hall, football pitches and tennis courts. The complex also had a Skateboard Park. The RSC comprises two stands. The Cork Road West Stand, opened in May 1996 has capacity of 1,275 seats. The new Kilbarry side East Stand which holds 1,760 opened in May 2008 and brings seating capacity to 3,100. There are future plans to extend the West Stand to bring the overall seated capacity to near 5,000.
The RSC also contains a tartan athletics track which runs around the soccer pitch.
In September 2009, it hosted the League of Ireland Cup Final as Bohemians
Bohemian F.C. , more commonly referred to as Bohemians, is a professional football club from Dublin, Ireland. Bohemians compete in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland and are the third most successful club in League of Ireland football history, having won the League of Ireland title 11...
beat Waterford United 3-1.
In February 2010 Munster
Munster is one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the south of Ireland. In Ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a "king of over-kings" . Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes...
A played Nottingham R.F.C.
Nottingham Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club based in Nottingham, England. The club's first team currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English Rugby....
in the British and Irish Cup
The British and Irish Cup is a semi-professional northern hemisphere rugby union competition. It took place for the first time in the 2009/10 season...
at the ground.
The Republic of Ireland national football team
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U23s played their english counterparts at the RSC in May 2010 http://www.airtricityleague.com/index.php/news-center/2100-republic-of-ireland-u23-1-2-england-u23?format=pdf