Fondly referred to as ‘Croker’ by many Dublin locals, Croke Park is Ireland’s biggest stadium in terms of seating numbers, with a capacity exceeding 82,000. Frequently renovated since its earliest history back in the 1880s, Croke Park has in its long history hosted numerous athletics events and tourneys. The stadium doubles as a headquarters for the Gaelic Athletic Association, which has since the 1920s led the major expansions which made this gigantic venue into what it is today.
Since the 1980s, several ingenious expansions have seen Croke Park’s capacity gradually increased, particularly the four phase plan implemented between 1995 and 2005. Today the ground embodies the ultramodern; floodlit with a pitch combining ordinary grass with woven synthetic fibres. Together with athletic events, the stadium hosts rugby union games which have proven hugely popular and even record-breaking in terms of attendance. Some of the greatest acts in modern pop music have performed at Croker, with Ireland’s own Westlife and U2 putting on some of the venue’s most colossal shows.
|Croke Park, Jones’s Road, Dublin 3, D03 P6K7, Ireland.
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