Aviva Stadium

Home of Irish Rugby

Aviva Stadium proudly stands on the old Lansdowne Road ground site and is the home of Irish Rugby and the GAA. The Dublin ground has a long history of staging world-class events all year and an incredible reputation with Irish rugby fans since its opening in May 2010. Aviva Stadium also regularly hosts international and national athletic events and concerts.

Aviva Stadium has a capacity of 51,700 spectators and is Ireland’s first and only EFA Category 4 stadium. The venue is unlike any other sporting arena in Ireland, with over 146 years of Irish history and the home for Ireland’s Six Nations fixtures while also hosting the Europa League in 2011.

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Aviva Stadium Hospitality 2024/2025

Aviva Stadium has some fantastic Six Nations hospitality facilities for Ireland’s home fixtures. These include complimentary drinks and a post-match hot buffet. With our Ireland rugby hospitality-only packages available, guests and spectators can get great insight from past and present Ireland rugby players making a guest appearance. Passionate Ireland rugby fans should not miss out on this opportunity; secure your VIP places at the Aviva Stadium for Six Nations hospitality!

Aviva Stadium Home of Irish Rugby - Guiness Six Nations 2023

Ireland will clash with Italy, Wales and Scotland at Aviva Stadium for the Six Nations Championship. Expect nothing less than a show of pure strength, power and endurance as these teams battle on Irish grounds for Europe’s most anticipated rugby competitions.

Treat guests to complimentary drinks, a post-match hot buffet and a chance to meet Irish rugby legends by securing your Ireland Six Nations hospitality packages today.

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History of Aviva Stadium

Henry Wallace Dunlop, former leader of Irish rugby, founded Landsdowne Road Stadium in 1872. Named after the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, this iconic stadium is beside Dodder, becoming synonymous with Irish and world history. The venue was first established as a multi-purpose sports complex for the Irish Champion Athletic Club, later extended to Lansdowne Rugby Football Club. In 1876, Lansdowne Road Stadium hosted the first interprovincial rugby game, resulting in the venue being recognised as a stadium with a budding future. The stadium’s success paved the way for the first rugby international between Ireland and England.

Lansdowne Road Stadium was demolished in 2007 after being home to the Irish Rugby Union and the Republic of Ireland Football team for 135 years. These two teams now call Aviva their home after the stadium claimed the naming rights in 2009. With a capacity of 51,700 Ireland rugby fans, the stadium is iconic for its bowl shape curvature, designed and built with a ‘wave-like’ roof to avoid blocking light to neighbouring areas. Dodder captivated the nation, and Aviva Stadium continues that legacy with its stunning architecture, advanced engineering and world-class sustainability.

Other Sports at the Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium has hosted many other sports, not just rugby and football. Hosted American football games twice, once in 2012 and again in 2016. American football is set to return to Aviva Stadium in 2022, with a further five games between college teams.

More Events at Aviva Stadium

There is plenty to do at Aviva Stadium with its advanced facilities and conference spaces. Many visitors choose Aviva Stadium as their place to host parties or summer events. Guests can take advantage of the venue’s outdoor Podium on the West Side, which holds up to 1000 people, allowing space to incorporate games and activities.

Travelling to Aviva Stadium FAQs

Please use the Google map provided for further information when travelling for Ireland Six Nations fixtures.

How do I travel to Aviva Stadium by car?

Take the third exit off the roundabout onto Sean Moore Rd/R131, then turn left onto Tritoville Rd. From Tritionville Rd, take a right onto Newbridge Avenue. Take the third exit at the last roundabout to get to Lansdowne Rd.

If you are coming from Dublin Airport, use R132 and follow the signs to M1. After exiting M1, take the M50 southbound to East Wall Rd/R131. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Sean Moore Rd/R131 before turning left onto Tritoville Rd. Turn right onto Newbridge Avenue from Tritionville Rd. Take the third exit at the final roundabout to get to Lansdowne Rd.

How do I travel to Aviva Stadium by train?

We recommend taking the train to Greystones straight to Lansdowne Road if travelling from Connolly. You’ll arrive at Lansdowne Rd in approximately 11 minutes after four stops.

For those starting their journey further, the Commuter Service, Dart, and Rosslare Europort Service are reliable train lines to use when travelling and stopping near Aviva Stadium.

How do I travel to Aviva Stadium by bus?

Guests can use the bus heading towards Bray Daly from Connolly, which will arrive at Lansdowne Road in 11 minutes after four stops. From there, the venue is just on the right-hand side and a short walk away. The 27X, 4 and 47 are recommended bus routes to use if travelling further out.

Aviva Stadium FAQs

Depending on the event, the venue generally opens 1.5 hours before kick-off. Level 1, Level 5, and Level 3 opens 2 hours before kick-off.

Small cameras are allowed for Ireland Six Nations rugby and football matches, but no bigger than 70mm.

Aviva Stadium is designed to have accessibility facilities available to meet the needs of all their guest and visitors. Entrance E, Entrance X, Entrance A, Entrance M and Entrance I are all designated entry points into the venue. All entrances are fully available for wheelchair users or mobility aids.

There are also 230 spaces available for wheelchair users inside the stadium. Guests can access these seats via lifts/elevators.

No bags are allowed into Aviva Stadium, except for small handbags. Please be aware that bags may be searched for Ireland’s home fixtures. when entering the stadium

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