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Arriving on Foot
To reach the stadium by foot from St Stephen's Green, matchgoers walk up Merrion Row, Baggot St Lower, Baggot St upper and cross the Grand Canal at Baggot St Bridge. They then walk straight on down Pembroke Road and cross the road at the junction of Northumberland and Merrion Roads where the Ballsbridge lnn (Formerly Jury's Hotel) is prominently located.
Arriving by Rail
The easiest way to travel directly to the ground is to take the DART (www.irishrail.ie). The line actually runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station itself.
From Dublin city centre, visitors to Aviva Stadium can take the DART southbound from Pearse Station on Westland Row, Tara St Station or Connolly Station. Connolly Station provides a link with the city's tram system, the LUAS.
Arriving by Bus
The main bus routes that serve Ballsbridge from the city centre are the 7 and 8, 45 and 84. For information on timetables please visit www.dublinbus.ie.
Arriving by Road
From Nassau Street at Trinity College (city centre), travel along Merrion Square and Lower Mount Street. Cross the canal and continue along Northumberland Road to the second set of lights. Turn left onto Lansdowne Road. Continue through the next junction. Aviva Stadium is on your left.
Arriving by Air
The Air Coach (www.aircoach.ie) provides a 24 hour coach service from Dublin Airport to the nearby D4 Inn (formerly Jurys Hotel) on Lansdowne Road only a short walk from the stadium.
Taxis are available outside the arrival hall at Dublin Airport.
For those travelling by car from Dublin Airport, follow all directions for Dublin City as you exit Dublin Airport. Cross the motorway and take the slipway down onto the M1. On the motorway stay in right hand lane and take Port Tunnel (charges vary depending on time of day - ensure you have Euros) After the toll, continue past O2 Arena on right and cross East Link Toll Bridge. Soon after passing through the toll booths turn right at the roundabout. Continue to the second set of traffic lights.
Travel straight across, this junction to another T junction. Turn left then immediate right onto Newbridge Avenue. Continue to mini roundabout on the right you will see the stadium.
Parking at the Stadium
The Aviva Stadium is accessible by a selection of public transport routes including a DART stop right at the Stadium. Should you need to drive, we do provide limited first come first serve parking for meetings and events attendees only. Please note where your event is being held and follow relevant car parking signage. Main car park is located at the entrance off Lansdowne Road.
The RDS may have parking available at the RDS Simmonscourt on Simmonscourt Road on a first come first served basis during events at Aviva Stadium (15 minute walk). As car park availability will vary daily, it is best to call the RDS for an update prior to your event at Aviva Stadium. Tel: 01 668 0866 (Monday – Friday). www.rds.ie
People With Disabilities
From the outset the Aviva Stadium has been designed to ensure that people with disabilities are well looked after. People with reduced mobility, including those in wheelchairs, people with hearing difficulties and people with sight problems have all been taken into consideration. The guiding principle for the stadium is that spectators with disabilities are accommodated through the stadium at all levels.
To ensure that people with mobility difficulties can access the stadium with ease there is excellent access to all floors via a series of lifts.
In the lower and top tier seating areas there are viewing positions for wheelchair users in all areas. In the majority of cases the spaces are at the rear of the viewing area and raised so that even if a spectator in front stands up to celebrate that the wheelchair user can still see the pitch. In the smaller North stand the wheelchair spaces are at the front of the tier. At the premium level there are wheelchair viewing spaces on both the East and West sides again at the rear of the tier and again with raised viewing. On the box level wheelchair users can be accommodated in every box where they can sit in the rear row of the box tier.
On all the concourses the bars and food counters have a lowered section so that people in wheelchairs can be served. There are also accessible toilets close to the viewing positions. Emergency exit for people with mobility difficulties is by evacuation lifts, many of the same lifts that they will have entered by. These are designed to allow all wheelchair users and their helpers to leave the stadium building safely.
For the aid of hearing impaired and visually impaired visitors to the stadium a combination of hearing induction loops and RF radio transmitter systems are incorporated enhancing audible communications throughout the stadium, including the seating bowl, restaurants, bars, kiosks and conference rooms. Headphones will be available from the stadium management. These will pick up radio signal transmitted within the stadium so that people sitting in the seating tiers can hear a commentary of the match. To avail of this service, headphones must be booked no later than 5 days in advance of the event by contacting email@example.com. A deposit of €200 payable via a credit card, will be required at the time of collection of the headphone unit. Details of where to collect the unit will be provided when the booking is confirmed.
Also, for people with sight problems, access routes to the stadium and where appropriate inside the stadium, will have tactile flooring to warn of the presence of the top or bottom of a flight of stairs. When inside the building it is intended that people with sight problems should move around with other spectators and then sit anywhere within the tiers. Headphones will be available from the stadium management. These will pick up a radio signal transmitted within the stadium so that people sitting in the seating tiers can hear a commentary of the match.
All signs in the stadium are being designed to be clear for people with poor sight. There is also a public address system throughout the building and the site to give emergency and other messages to everyone present.
For more information, please go to http://www.avivastadium.ie/index.aspx