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Tickets for Aviva Stadium Tour

Tour the home of Irish rugby and soccer

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Starting time
Every hour between 10:00 - 16:00 (15:00 in November - January)
Duration
1 hour
Wheelchair accessible
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

Highlights

  • Walk out of the tunnel and onto the sidelines of a major sports facility. Look up at the 50,000 seats and imagine a roaring crowd
  • Peak behind the scenes of a modern stadium and see the facilities that elite athletes use to get game-ready and the media room where the press ask the tough questions
  • Learn about the sporting history of Ireland’s national rugby and soccer teams

Description

Though a small nation, and often wearing the mantle of underdog, the Irish are sports mad. They come to the Aviva to pay homage to their rugby and soccer teams. This may be a gleaming new stadium, but it has a sporting heritage dating all the way back to the 1800s. This tour will open the door to the Irish sporting landscape.

The stadium opened in 2010 and is considered one of Europe’s finest. It has a distinctively odd elliptical shape – it’s located in one of Dublin’s most affluent areas and they had to accommodate the neighbors by keeping one of the sides incredibly low.

The tour will allow you to emulate Brian O’Driscoll – Irish rugby’s all-time great – by strolling through the tunnel and entering onto the field itself. Gaze up at 50,000 seats and then stroll along the touchline like a sporting general. Go ahead and shout some instructions - everybody wants to.

You’ll get to see the behind-the-scenes machinery of a world-class facility. You’ll visit the impressive media center, and the home dressing room. Sir Alex Ferguson described the medical center here as the finest he had ever seen, and you’ll also get to view the innovative indoor practice area where footballers can practice taking penalties.

If all this sounds very modern, the site also boasts a proud history. Before the Aviva there was the beloved, but very rickety, Lansdowne Road stadium. It was built here by Victorian gentlemen in 1872.

There’s plenty of memorabilia to bring the old times to mind. You’ll see one of the oldest rugby jerseys in the world, an Irish national one dating from 1899. The round ball is represented here too – you’ll see articles from the likes of Lionel Messi and Pele, two South American maestros of the beautiful game.

NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION: Though Americans refer to “soccer” and the British to “football”, the Irish use both terms. They have a native sport called Gaelic Football, and will sometimes refer to “soccer” to help distinguish the two.

How to use your tickets

Aviva Stadium
65-79 Lansdowne Rd, Dublin

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.

What's included?

  • English guided tour around the stadium

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Getting There

  • Train: Any train to Lansdowne Road
  • Bus: 4, 7 or 8 to Ballsbridge

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What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
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Customer reviews

kim
Apr 10, 2017
I told the rest of the players on tour with and they took a coach full the following day - everyone thought it was amazing.
Danielle , Ireland
Mar 23, 2017
Great
Aidan, Ireland
Mar 8, 2017
The tour guide was exvellentitled the stadium is amazing the facilities were amazing.
John, Ireland
Feb 1, 2017
The tour was rushed. We were afforded little time to read any of the information displayed. To be honest I thought that our guide was not very enthusiastic or engaging.
Karen
Oct 18, 2016
Great tour really enjoyable
Lukasz
Oct 16, 2016
the tour took around one hour and we enjoyed it. We especially enjoyed seeing the pitch and home team locker room.
Alison
Sep 8, 2016
Hubbys birthday present and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
maureen mCcarthy
Jul 25, 2016
Loved it our guide was Excellent well worth it would give it a 10/10
fabio, Italy
Mar 2, 2017
Sono stato con amici. Tutto molto ok