The Aviva Stadium is a stunning and modern 51,700-capacity sports stadium located on Lansdowne Road in Dublin 4. The sports arena is Ireland’s first and only UEFA Elite stadium. The amphitheatre of today was built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road stadium’s oldest sports stadium in Europe. It has replaced it as the home to its former chief tenants, the Irish Rugby Union team and the Republic of Ireland football team.
The stadium currently hosts all Irish international Rugby Union and Football matches. It has also previously been the host stadium for the inaugural Nations Cup and the 2011 UEFA Europe League Final venue. On top of that, on 19 September 2014, UEFA announced that the Aviva Stadium would host four Euro 2020 finals fixtures.
In its short history, the Aviva Stadium has followed in the steps of its predecessor, Lansdowne Road, by being the venue for some of the biggest music acts in the world, including Rihanna, Michael Buble, The Script, Neil Diamond, Madonna and Lady Gaga.
There is something special about Irish sports fans, and we would strongly recommend catching a match in this unique sports arena if you can.
Don’t despair if you can’t get to a match! A stadium tour is on the checklist as one of the things to do for anyone visiting Dublin. You will have the chance to be given full access to a world-class sports stadium as you go on to see the press conference room, home dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, dugouts and more.
Address: Aviva Stadium, 62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 238 2300
Hop off the CityScape Tour at: Stop 14 Pembroke Road (see Route Map)
One tour every hour from 10 am-4 pm (Shorter hours during the winter months)
The standard tour does not run on match or event days.