Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, the stadium is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). This section contains information including the history, design, facts, figures and facilities of Croke Park Stadium.
Croke Park is incorporated in Páirc an Chrócaigh Teo (PCT) and was formed in 1914. It is a holding company for the GAA and the stadium management for Croke Park. PCT is charged with managing match and non-match day events in the venue. The role is primarily to ensure that all visitors to Croke Park have a safe and enjoyable experience. It also involves maintaining, developing and maximising returns from the stadium’s assets, such as the Croke Park Conference Centre, GAA Museum, Croke Park Suites, Premium tickets and advertising opportunities.
Location and How to get here
Croke Park is located in north Dublin between Drumcondra and Ballybough and is bordered by Jones Road to the west, Clonliffe Road to the north, St. James Avenue to the east and the Royal Canal to the south. Visitors to Croke Park are encouraged to use public transport options - Bus, Rail, DART and LUAS - all bring you to within a 15 minute walk, or less, from the stadium
Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. While a number of services bring you quite close to Croke Park, many others will get you to the city centre from where the stadium is a 15 minute walk. Bus Routes that serve Croke Park:1, 11, 13, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31/a, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 44, 123, 130
Both the DART and LUAS networks provide an excellent service from many different parts of Dublin. In most cases 'park & ride' is available at various stations along the route. Take the Luas Red Line to Connolly Station and Croke Park is just a 15 minute walk from here.