Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium is a sports ground, home to both the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Irelands football team. With a capacity of 51,711 it is also used as a venue for concerts hosting many icons such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. 

Founded in 1872 by sportsman Henry Wallace Dunlop, it was originally known as Lansdowne Road and was used as a multi-purpose sports ground. It hosted its first International rugby fixture, Ireland V England on 11th March 1878

Lansdowne Road was one of the oldest stadiums in the world and a decision to redevelop it came after plans for both Stadium Ireland and Eircom Park fell through. It was demolished in 2007 and reconstructed in 2010 costing €410 million. 

The stadium itself is a bowl shape with four tiers on three sides of the ground; the lower and upper tiers being for general access, the second and third levels feed the second tier for premium tickets and the fourth tier for corporate boxes.


62 Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4
D04 K5F9

The Aviva Stadium is located a 10 minute drive from the Castle Hotel.
Public transport can also be taken, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these.

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