Croke Park

 
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* Address: Jones’ Road, Dublin
* Country: Ireland
* Capacity: 82,000
* Opened: 1884
* Main use: Gaelic football, hurling
* Tenants: Dublin GAA (Gaelic football)

Extra stadium info – Croke Park

The stadium is named in honour of Archbishop Thomas Croke. It hosted American football matches, concerts, football matches, Gaelic football matches, hurling matches and rugby union matches with attendances above 50,000. During the Irish War of Independence in 1920, the stadium was the scene of a massacre by the Royal Irish Constabulary. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. In 1985, the stadium hosted its first rock concert of U2, the first Irish band with 10 million followers on their main social media page. The venue hosted its first football match in 2007, when the national football team of Ireland defeated Wales 1-0 in front of 72,000 fans.

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