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Topic: Aviva Stadium.
Posted By: Davros
Subject: Aviva Stadium.
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2012 at 12:14pm
Or Lansdowne as it always will be to me, doesn't seem to have it's own thread so here goes...


For any thoughts/feedback.

Know that one stand is a pox to get into and you may, literally, have to go round the houses to get in...


Thanks also for reply in Germany thread but besides the Google Earth option, does anyone know what the 'restricted' view is from Block 529?



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Posted By: ballymacB
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2012 at 2:05pm
Restricted view is a bar in your eyeline, it will affect you if your watching the birds, not watching the match


Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 4:41pm
Quick question lads.

What was the capacity of Lansdowne Road for matches?

All seater and mixed too.

Cheers

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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 4:45pm
51,700 for matches, not sure for concerts


Posted By: valo88
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:06pm
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Quick question lads.

What was the capacity of Lansdowne Road for matches?

All seater and mixed too.

Cheers


36k all seated and 48k mixed


Posted By: GoneToShowgies
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:09pm
Really have grown to dislike it. Its a fine stadium but the North terrace looks like they ran out of money or it was designed badly and lets the place down big time.


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:11pm
Miss the old Landsdowne. Every time I have been in the new one, I expect the script to arrive on the pitch

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Posted By: UCDFAN
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:18pm
I love the translucence and curves of the outside.  Clean, clear sight lines of the inner.


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Posted By: seanyshuffler
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:22pm
Sorry lads I meant the old lansdowne.

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Posted By: reddladd
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:25pm
Looks great from the outside but has no character inside. Was in the North Stand directly behind the posts for the rugy game against England(first time sitting there) and it would definately make a better SS.


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Posted By: forza trapp
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:25pm
Stunning stadium when viewed at night from Londonbridge Road. But as stated before, the north stand is shocking. Have a friend from London whom I have brought to both Croker and Lansdowne for games, he asked me "why do the Irish build stadiums with only three sides" ??


Posted By: UCDFAN
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Sorry lads I meant the old lansdowne.


valo88 is correct with the capacities,  I remember 33K capacity as temporary 'bucket seats' were installed in WC94 qualifiers.

with terracing FAI capacity was 48,000 but IRFU capacity was higher as they put wooden benches on grass behind goalposts and maybe along touchline 'touchline seats'(?).


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Posted By: GreenDodger93
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 8:50pm
The Aviva really is sh*te


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:06pm
Would we have been better building a new stadium on the outskirts of the city?
Personally like the way we are in the city and as far as I know this is the biggest capacity we could have got with the space we had available.

It does look half finished though which is a shame.



Posted By: hulkhogan
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:20pm
hate it tbh..soulless

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Posted By: thebronze14
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:29pm
Class looking on outside...No love for it in inside.. Bottom tier isn't steep enough. If we had a crowd in it willing to sing and make some sort of atmosphere I wouldn't mind it i'd say


Posted By: PanteirA
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Class looking on outside...No love for it in inside.. Bottom tier isn't steep enough. If we had a crowd in it willing to sing and make some sort of atmosphere I wouldn't mind it i'd say
Yes its not the greatest , but its only a soulless sh*thole because of the fans who sit in it.

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Posted By: daveyc
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:54pm
Originally posted by PanteirA PanteirA wrote:

Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Class looking on outside...No love for it in inside.. Bottom tier isn't steep enough. If we had a crowd in it willing to sing and make some sort of atmosphere I wouldn't mind it i'd say
Yes its not the greatest , but its only a soulless sh*thole because of the fans who sit in it.

The atmosphere is the main issue and that's due mainly to the fans - this hopefully will improve in the nxt few games


Posted By: kimbap
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 9:56pm
No problems atmosphere wise at the rugby.




Posted By: deise316
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2015 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by kimbap kimbap wrote:

No problems atmosphere wise at the rugby.



Wasn't always the case, may not be relevant this season, but this is Alan Quinlan from all the way back in 2013

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/why-were-the-crowd-still-eating-chips-when-the-chips-were-down-for-ireland-1.1251829" rel="nofollow - http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/why-were-the-crowd-still-eating-chips-when-the-chips-were-down-for-ireland-1.1251829

To be fair, there does generally seem to be a better atmosphere at rugby games there. I would guess our old friend the barstool culture has a fair bit to do with it though, I would imagine a high proportion of the rugby crowd go to Leinster/Munster/Connacht/Ulster games reasonably regularly, the majority of the fans in the stadium for our games probably don't. 

(No, I haven't conducted a poll on this, but if you think of say 6 of your mates, one of them might be an LOI fan, another might go to England a few times a season to support their team of choice, and that is probably about it). Not talking about the majority on here, who do go tro lives games of some sort, rather the majority of fans in a full aviva for an Ireland football match. 





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Posted By: Yoco Santos
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 1:38am
Originally posted by kimbap kimbap wrote:

No problems atmosphere wise at the rugby.


 
Correct me if I am wrong but you can get gargle at the rugby and its possible to bring it to your seat?
 
Alcohol = Atmosphere.


Posted By: gspain
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 7:29am

Much of the stuff said about the Aviva was said about Lansdowne Road when we moved from Dalymount Park.  We miss the Dalymount Roar etc. 

A winning team makes a huge difference.  The Aviva was rocking for both the France and England rugby Internationals. 


Posted By: Daragho
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 9:17am
Nothing wrong with the stadium, it's the fans that create an atmosphere. Has it been full once for a football match since it was built?

The reason the North Stand is low is because of the residents in Havelock Square. If you lived there you wouldn't want a 100 foot structure towering over your house. The old Lansdowne was more of a mismatch with its mock Tudor cottage in the corner and odd sized terraces.

Misplaced nostalgia.


Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 9:20am
Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Would we have been better building a new stadium on the outskirts of the city?
Personally like the way we are in the city 
YEah, in the city is far far better
Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

It does look half finished though which is a shame.
I think it gives it an identity, very distinguished stadium now rather than the generic bowls of the world.

Originally posted by kimbap kimbap wrote:

No problems atmosphere wise at the rugby.
YEs there is, they have teh exact same problem.
Originally posted by gspain gspain wrote:

A winning team makes a huge difference.  The Aviva was rocking for both the France and England rugby Internationals.
Agree with you about a winning team, but the France game was awful atmosphere, comparable to football friendlies.

Think it boils down to how everything looks better in retrospect. I'm sure there were awful atmosphere games in the old Landsdowne too. 


Posted By: Landon Donovan
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 9:51am
Ireland football matches tend to be quite aimed towards families attending as opposed to having a few beers with friends and going to a match.

I have notice a huge difference between Leinster matches and Ireland rugby matches at LR. A Leinster match would be full of families whilst the Ireland games tend to be groups of friends with the odd family thrown in. There is a big difference between the two in terms of atmosphere.

It was highlighted after Scotland match that the attendees were largely groups of males out for a few drinks and a match.

I have always found for football matches at LR that the stewards are more visible and more authoritarian. It leads to quite a restrictive mood around the ground. At rugby games they act mainly as ushers and none of them give a rats that they can see your jacket is at the brim full of cans that you want to drink at the match. There are loads of people drinking cans at Ireland rugby games. If you got caught drinking a can at a football match you would be chucked out straight away.  And there is nobody from UEFA/FIFA scowering the stands to see if Johnny in row 25 is drinking a can. The stewards dont have to enforce it.


Posted By: Gary McKay
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 10:04am
And the 'Smoking Stewards' FFS.

When I first saw one I approached and asked hin was he wearing it for a bet or charity or something.

Worse than a Traffic Warden IMO.

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Posted By: Jbyrne
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 2:37pm
Originally posted by kimbap kimbap wrote:

No problems atmosphere wise at the rugby.



the atmosphere at the rugby is rubbish. sure they play fake drums over the PA to get some atmosphere going. says it all really


Posted By: gspain
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 2:52pm

I was in the west upper for France and west lower for England and thought the atmosphere was superb at both games.  It is different to football in that there isn't much singing however it was gripping stuff. 

Beat Poland and I reckon the Aviva will be rocking.  I don't think it is the stadium or the quality of the football it is a winning team we need.


Posted By: armahibee
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 5:59pm
Your Mans right I was almost ejected from the stadium during estonia home for refusing to give up a lidless 500ml coke bottle with a dash of vodka in it, over zealous wasn't the road, then followed by the usual jobs worthy I'm only doing my job speel. Pure anti craic


Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 5:39pm
I see the Aviva got no “glamour" pre season games this year. #jdin

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Posted By: baresi41
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by kevincronin2000 kevincronin2000 wrote:

I see the Aviva got no “glamour" pre season games this year. #jdin

Kev, The pitch has been replaced. I'd love to know how  much funds were given by said organistion towards replacement??  


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Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 7:31pm
Originally posted by baresi41 baresi41 wrote:

Originally posted by kevincronin2000 kevincronin2000 wrote:

I see the Aviva got no “glamour" pre season games this year. #jdin

Kev, The pitch has been replaced. I'd love to know how  much funds were given by said organistion towards replacement??  


Oh yes that's right.  It was one of MON's requests before he was sacked.  He wanted a giant air hockey surface instead of grass.


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Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 1:59pm
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Posted By: darmack
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 12:09pm
In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 


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Posted By: RogerMilla
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 12:10pm
Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 

they've been broken LOL


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Posted By: Claret Murph
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by RogerMilla RogerMilla wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 

they've been broken LOL
Hummm yer man said to me " what's that in your pocket "  said glasses so read . He just nodded and that was that .

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Posted By: mandrake
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 12:50pm
good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...

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Posted By: eireland
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 1:07pm
Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...
It's tragic how boring upper class ireland can be 


Posted By: RogerMilla
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:


 Hummm yer man said to me " what's that in your pocket "  said glasses so read . 

cant believe you didn't say "nothing in my pocket i'm just happy to see you " Murph 


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Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 1:41pm
Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...

LOL


Posted By: Paulie
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.


Posted By: foggy.nelson
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 2:16pm
Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.

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Posted By: irelandfan
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 2:20pm
Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.
Both friendlies though both carry as much Importance as eachother f**k all I'd Say. 


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Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by irelandfan irelandfan wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.
Both friendlies though both carry as much Importance as eachother f**k all I'd Say. 

Well, one is in preparation for an impending World Cup.


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 2:32pm
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by irelandfan irelandfan wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.
Both friendlies though both carry as much Importance as eachother f**k all I'd Say. 

Well, one is in preparation for an impending World Cup.

ya and it definately did carry a lot of importance. 


Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by irelandfan irelandfan wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.
Both friendlies though both carry as much Importance as eachother f**k all I'd Say. 

Well, one is in preparation for an impending World Cup.

What world cup?




Posted By: GreenDodger93
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 3:54pm
The announcer at Ireland games makes my ears bleed


Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by irelandfan irelandfan wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...


Completely different context. The atmosphere at Ireland - Wales in the 6 Nations would be much better than say the atmosphere for tomorrow's game will be.
Both friendlies though both carry as much Importance as eachother f**k all I'd Say. 

Well, one is in preparation for an impending World Cup.

What world cup?



One that starts in two weeks.


Posted By: DUBLIN DOC
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by RogerMilla RogerMilla wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 

they've been broken LOL
Hummm yer man said to me " what's that in your pocket "  said glasses so read . He just nodded and that was that .
Just aswell it wasn’t newryrep with all that communion money still in his pocket

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Posted By: Claret Murph
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by DUBLIN DOC DUBLIN DOC wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by RogerMilla RogerMilla wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 

they've been broken LOL
Hummm yer man said to me " what's that in your pocket "  said glasses so read . He just nodded and that was that .
Just aswell it wasn’t newryrep with all that communion money still in his pocket

NR told me he is Jewish Shocked


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Posted By: DUBLIN DOC
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by DUBLIN DOC DUBLIN DOC wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by RogerMilla RogerMilla wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

In the singing section and walking up to turnstile Q and R, about to put my arms out to get searched and the guy just waved us on through.
Then going into 114 the stewards didn't even check the tickets. A big difference to the last few years.
Considering the last game there was the tennis ball protest it was if they didn't care what was brought in this time. 

they've been broken LOL
Hummm yer man said to me " what's that in your pocket "  said glasses so read . He just nodded and that was that .
Just aswell it wasn’t newryrep with all that communion money still in his pocket

NR told me he is Jewish Shocked
Only Jewish from the pockets down I heard LOL

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Posted By: gazurtoids
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019 at 9:48pm
Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...

It's tragic how boring upper class ireland can be 


Like slugs in wet weather they all come out for the rugger.......where are they the rest of the time, must blend in well


Posted By: mandrake
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 10:31am
Originally posted by gazurtoids gazurtoids wrote:

Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by mandrake mandrake wrote:

good atmosphere last week, i watched some of the egg chasing v wales and i could hear the players shouting at each other...

It's tragic how boring upper class ireland can be 


Like slugs in wet weather they all come out for the rugger.......where are they the rest of the time, must blend in well

the band wagon rocks up to any big event... look at all the irish who will trek to japan from asia, fair play to them its a great excuse to go to   japan... we had the same in 2002


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