62 Lansdowne Road
Also or formerly known as Aviva Stadium, Dublin Arena
Named after Aviva PLC (global insurance company)
Other sports Football
Time 03:26, Fri Dec 13, 2013 (UTC +0000)
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Notes Demolished and rebuilt 2007-2010
The Aviva Stadium was opened in 2010 on the same site as the previous Lansdowne Road Stadium that was demolished in 2007. It will be used by both the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland for all of their home internationals and will have a capacity of 50,000.
The first rugby match to be played at the Aviva was a special exhibition game between a combined Leinster/Ulster and Munster/Connacht sides on Saturday July 31 and it's first competitive international saw South Africa win 23-21 over Ireland.
In March 2011, England saw their grand-slam hopes shattered at the Aviva Stadium as Ireland defeated them in the final game of the 2011 Six Nations 24-8.
In June 2011 it was announced that the stadium will host the 2013 Heineken Cup Final.
There had been criticism levelled at the capacity of the ground, particularly in light of sell-out crowds of over 80,000 at the GAA's headquarters Croke Park - Ireland's temporary home during the construction of the new stadium.