Soak up the atmosphere at Dublin's Aviva Stadium
As you fly into Dublin, you can’t miss the silver, undulating form of Aviva Stadium rising above the city skyline. Whether you’re visiting Dublin for a football or rugby match or to enjoy a sensational rock concert alongside tens of thousands of cheering fans, this is an unforgettable venue with an incredible atmosphere. If you want to experience the stadium in more detail, you can walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s champions on the Aviva Stadium tour. The stadium has a sporting capacity of 51,700 and can welcome over 65,000 concert-goers.
Ireland's premier sporting venueDublin’s Aviva Stadium is located on Lansdowne Road at the sight of the old Lansdowne Road Stadium. Officially opened in 2010, it is Ireland’s first and only UEFA Elite Stadium. It is the home ground of the Irish Rugby Union team and one of the most atmospheric venues of the sell-out RBS 6 Nations Championship. It is also home to the Republic of Ireland national football team. The stadium has hosted some of Europe’s biggest football events, including the 2011 Europa League Final. The venue is also used for American Football competitions.
Guided stadium toursFor sporting fans, the best way to experience Aviva Stadium is to add a guided tour onto your Dublin visit. Whether you are complementing this with a sporting event, or simply want to know more about Ireland's much loved national stadium, a tour will take you back through 150 years of rugby and football history. Along the way, you will hear stories of sporting legends while you visit the player's tunnel, dugouts, dressing rooms and the pressrooms.
If you’re on a flying visit to the city for a sporting event, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport is the perfect accommodation.