The Aviva Stadium – Clifden
The Aviva Stadium (formerly Lansdowne Road Stadium) has a capacity of 51,700 and is Ireland’s second largest stadium behind Croke Park. The Aviva Stadium is the home of Irish Rugby and Soccer as well as a first class concert venue. The state of the art stadium is stunning with a bowl shape design which slopes from a 4-tier structure on 3 sides down to a single tier on the north end. The single tier north stand is where the away supporters are located during the soccer games.
The Aviva Stadium Tour
The original stadium was built in 1872 making it one of the oldest stadiums in the world. If you want to learn about the 140 years of history this site has witnessed then why not take the guided tour of the stadium. The guided tour of the Aviva Stadium lasts approximately one hour, taking in the changing rooms, press conference area, players’ tunnel, the dugouts and plenty more. The tour guides are entertaining and knowledgeable and tours run 7 days a week. You do not need to book a tour for the Aviva stadium, but it is recommended.The entrance fee for the Aviva Stadium tours is €25 for a family pass (2 adults + 3 children) with individual adult tickets costing a reasonable €10. Most people consider this to be good value for money and it is a great day out.
Getting To the Aviva Stadium from Dublin City Centre
There is car parking for people going on the Aviva stadium tour but it will cost you. Parking in the stadium is charged at €2 per hour and €6 per day. The easiest way to get to the Aviva stadium is by DART, Ireland’s metro train service. The nearest DART station to Clifden House is Connolly Dart station which is a 4 minute walk. From there ask for the DART to the Aviva Stadium, which is the Lansdowne Road stop, and you will be there in 15 minutes. The DART runs every 15 minutes and is very clean and safe.