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Aviva Stadium Dublin

Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium is home to the Irish national rugby and Republic of Ireland national football team. Previously known as Lansdowne Road, this international sporting venue can hold 51,700 spectators.

The original multi discipline ground was in existence at the Lansdowne Road site since 1872. In its old incarnation, prior to closure in December 2006, it was the oldest rugby union ground worldwide & oldest sports stadium in Europe.


The South, East and West stands have four tiers of seating for spectators. The bottom and top tiers provide the main volume of spectating facilities. The second tier provides facilities for premium ticket holders and the third tier provides facilities for corporate boxes.

It has an unusual curvilinear shape and reopened as the Aviva Stadium in May 2010 making it a remarkable venue for sporting fixtures. Maldron Hotel Smithfield is the ideal choice if visiting Dublin to attend an international FAI football match, IRFU 6 Nations test rugby future or conference. Some concerts take place in the Aviva stadium such as Rihanna, Michael Buble and AC/DC taking to the big stage.

There are a number of large scale concerts in Aviva Stadium throughout the year. They have fantastic tour packages available for groups of all sizes. They usually run 7 days a week but are closed when the stadium is in use for games or concerts.

The Aviva Stadium tour is a popular tourist attraction with children, take the tour of this world class facility and learn all about the 150 years of sporting history. You will see the press conference room, home dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, dugouts and more.┬áThe tour lasts an hour and you will feel like one of your sporting heroes for the day!

If you are looking for a hotel the next time you are attending the Aviva Stadium, look no further than Maldron Hotel Smithfield, located 4.4km and 20 minutes by taxi from the stadium.

With well-appointed, spacious double, triple and executive hotel rooms. All rooms have been designed to ensure you have a great stay with us.

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