- Address: 62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin
- Country: Ireland
- Capacity: 51,000
- Opened: 14 May 2010
- Main use: Football, rugby union
Extra stadium info – Aviva Stadium
The construction of the venue started in 2007 and its construction costs were €410 million. The Aviva Stadium is located on the site of the former Lansdowne Road Stadium. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the Republic of Ireland. The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, concerts, football and rugby union. The first-ever concert at the stadium took place in 2010. It was a concert of the famous Canadian artist Michael Steven Bublé. The Aviva Stadium hosted various home games of rugby union club Leinster Rugby with attendances above 50,000. Leinster Rugby was founded in 1879. The club is one the first rugby union clubs from Europe with 100,000 followers on its main social media page.
The Aviva Stadium became the home of the national football team of Ireland and the national rugby union team of Ireland. The national football team of Ireland played numerous FIFA World Cup matches. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup game in the Italian Republic in 1990. The national rugby union team of Ireland played numerous Rugby World Cup matches. In 1987, they played in the inaugural edition of the Rugby World Cup.
In November 2010, the venue hosted its first match between two football clubs from Ireland. The cup final was won by the Sligo Rovers after defeating the Shamrock Rovers, the first football club from Ireland with 10 top-flight league titles. 36,000 fans attended the cup final. The Sligo Rovers won two of the three following cup finals. The first one after defeating Shelbourne and the second one after defeating Drogheda United.