Aviva Stadium Dublin



The creation of Lansdowne Road Stadium was the vision of Henry William Dunlop, an outstanding young athlete who organised the first All Ireland Athletics Championships. His vision was to create a purpose built sporting venue and this he did at Lansdowne Road where the Stadium first opened for athletics in 1872. In 1878 Lansdowne held its first international rugby fixture. The most modern part of the stadium, the East Stand was built in 1983. It was during the 1980s that the Irish soccer team also made Lansdowne its home. In its old incarnation the Lansdowne Road Stadium was the oldest sports stadium in Europe. The old stadium had a long an proud history of hosting world class athletics and sports events but it also has seen some of the worlds best artists including: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davies Junior, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, U2, REM.

Lansdowne Road Stadium reopened its doors as Aviva Stadium on 14th May 2010 after the old stadium was demolished in 2007 refurbishment and will have a seated capacity of 50,000. First event held at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin was the Concert of Michael Buble.

62 Lansdowne Road | Dublin 4 | Dublin | Ireland
T: +353 1 238 2300 | F: +353 1 238 2333 | E:info@avivastadium.ie

Please visit AVIVA website for more detailed information regarding tickets and events.

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