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Beyonce - Croke Park

Concert Arrangements

Garda Concert Management Arrangements for Croke Park

Re:  Beyonce  in Concert at Croke Park Stadium.
Saturday 9th July 2016.

    Stiles Opening:   18.00hrs.
    Supporting Act  Start Time:   19.30hrs.
    Beyonce Concert  Start Time:   20.15hrs.
    Event Finish:   23.00hrs.

Public Transport:

In conjunction with the Transport Agencies attached Gardai have developed a transport plan to assist patrons attending Beyonce Concert at Croke Park Stadium.

For full details of all public transport please see :  http://arcg.is/1K9SOtj

• National Journey Planner
• www.dublinbus.ie
• www.luas.ie
• www.irishrail.ie
• www.buseireann.ie
• www.crokepark.ie
• www.aikenpromotions.com

Persons attending are advised :

The advice from all agencies involved in the management of the concerts is to utilise public transport for travelling to and from the concerts and use park and ride facilities.   

Public Transport Information

On Saturday 9th July 2016, Iarnród Éireann will provide additional capacity on DART and Commuter routes for fans attending Beyonce concert in Croke Park Stadium.

Additional Late Night DART & Commuter Services :
• Additional services will operate  to Greystones, Howth and Maynooth* after the concert.
• These additional services along with all regular services can be viewed through the journey planner.
*Please note that the later trains to Maynooth will leave directly from Drumcondra station and not Connolly Station.

 Additional Late Night Intercity Services :

• 00:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway serving Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Athenry and Oranmore

• 00:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork serving Portlaoise Limerick Jct. (with connection to Limerick), Charleville, Mallow and Cork.

For further details contact Irish Rail at www.irishrail.ie

 
Dublin Bus routes servicing Croke Park Stadium and its immediate environs.
For more information contact Dublin bus at www.dublinbus.ie

Beyonce / Croke Park - Concert Parking Offer -

• Concert Parking for just €5.00 per visit at selected Park Rite car parks
• Bring your concert ticket to the car park office to avail of the Park Rite Croke Park event offer or pre-book online at www.parkrite.com
• Offer does not include overnight parking
• All car park locations are 10 – 15 minute walk to Croke Park
• Enquiries to 01-5425600.

Park Rite Parnell Street Car Park, Parnell St, Dublin 1 Spaces: 500

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 6.30am to 00.30am, Friday 6.30am to 1.30am, Saturday 7.00am to 1.30am, and Sunday 9.30am to 00.30am.

Park Rite Irish Life Car Park, Lower Abbey St, Dublin 1 Spaces: 340

Opening Hours: Saturday 9th July 8.00am to Midnight.

Park Rite IFSC Car Park, Commons St (rear of Jury’s Inn) , Dublin 1.  Spaces: 370

Opening Hours: Saturday 9th July 8.00am to Midnight.

Park Rite Fleet Street Car Park, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Spaces: 393

Opening Hours: 24 Hours a day seven / days a week.

Park Rite Drury Street Multi-Storey Car Park, 36-37 Drury St, Dublin 2 Spaces: 465

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday only 07:30 to 01:00.

Park Rite Smithfield Car Park, Queen St, Dublin 7 Spaces: 348
(ONLINE PRE BOOK ONLY at this car park)

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 1.30an, Saturday 8.00am to 1.30am, Sunday/Bank Holidays 10.00am to Midnight.

Luas

P&R Red Line:

• Red Cow – 727 spaces €4.00 (24 hr access)
• Cheeverstown (312) €2.00 (24 hr access)
• Last Luas 00:30hrs

P&R Green Line:

• Balally 421 spaces €5.00 (24 hr access)* price subject to change
• Stillorgan 341 spaces €4.00 (24 hr access)
• Sandyford 47 spaces €4.00 (24 hr access)
• Carrickmines 352 spaces €2.00 (24 hr access) * price subject to change
• Last Luas 00:30hrs

For further information contact Luas at www.transdevireland.ie 

General Concert Information.

Ticket Collections:

There are no ticket sales for this concert. Please refer to www.mcd.ie for details of ticket collections for this concert.

Residents:

Patrons are requested to be aware that Croke Park is located in a residential area. Patrons attending Croke Park are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking, anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardai. Patrons are asked to desist from such behaviour.

Jones Road:

Jones Road will remain sterile throughout the concert. This restriction will be strictly enforced. All non ticket holders are requested not to congregate on the streets around the stadium.

Crowd Management and Crowd Dispersal Plan

Pre Concert Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

1. Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan Stand or Premium ticket.
2. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. Gardai will move waiting persons in this area.
3. Use coloured routes outlined on Croke Park / MCD websites to access the stadium.
4. Arrange meeting points at a distance away from Jones Road.

Post Concert Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

1. Patrons exiting the Hogan Stand will be directed to exit by a planned route as they leave these stands onto Jones Road.
2. Patrons are further requested not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area.  Gardai will move waiting persons in this area.
3. Patrons exiting via Clonliffe Road and via North Circular Road are asked by Gardai not enter onto Jones Road or Russell Street.
4. Please arrange to meet friends at a place a distance away from Jones Road.

Patrons should comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards as they depart the stadium. The measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel which has become a meeting point for patrons attending Croke Park concerts.

The result of patron active participation and compliance will result in a safer entry and exit from the stadium for all patrons and children and make the stadium environs a safer place for all people.

General Traffic Advice :

Coach Parking: 

There is one designated coach drop / collection / parking area being provided for these concerts. It is located at Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall, Dublin 1. 

The two designated routes for travelling to and from Alfie Byrne Road are:

1.  M.50 and via the Port Tunnel.
2.  M11 and via East Link Bridge.

Coach driver are requested to travel directly to the coach parking area where concert patrons can then disembark and park or return to collect passengers after the concert finishes.

There is a second coach parking at Western Way and access is by way of Constitution Hill. Drivers using this facility are also requested to comply with the above requirements.

Coach drivers should note that MOUNTJOY SQUARE IS CLOSED for the entire concert and coach parking or drop off / pick up will not be permitted in that area.

In addition coaches will not be permitted to drop off / pick up passengers on any of the arterial routes around Croke Park Stadium. This will be strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps.

Vehicle Access Routes:

All patrons attending the concerts by vehicle are advised to allow time for traffic delays.

Patrons who have tickets for the Hogan and Davin Stands should approach from the west and north side of the stadium by using the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road and Drumcondra Road.

Patrons who have tickets for the Cusack Stand and Pitch should approach from the east and south side of the stadium by using the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.  

On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in residential area. Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles cause traffic disruption, and obstruction to movement of emergency vehicles.

There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardai and Dublin City Parking Services and such vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a substantial fine.

Car Parks:

There are two confirmed supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park.
 
1. O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. Entry via North Circular Road. 

2. Clonliffe College car park, Entry via Drumcondra Road.
            This car park has parking and provides special needs parking spaces.

Traffic will not be permitted to leave the car park for a period after the concerts in order to allow pedestrians leave the area safely.

Garda Cordon:

As with all concerts at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.
 
All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Persons not in possession of a concert ticket will not be permitted through the Garda cordon. Any articles that may cause harm or discomfort to other patrons will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.

As a guideline the Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and two hours post concert to enable concert patrons to arrive and depart safely.

It is also necessary to temporarily extend the Garda cordon at the end of the event in order to allow the safe exit of concert patrons. This extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after the concerts end. 

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Ballybough Road from Poplar Row to North Circular Road. 

Special Needs Parking:

There are no special needs parking facilities on the public streets within the Croke Park cordon area or within the stadium. Special needs parking is provided at the supervised car parks as outlined above.

Where persons have special needs requirements they should contact the concert organisers directly at www.crokepark.ie  or  www.mcd.ie for advice and assistance.

Public Order:

Patrons are advised that the Gardaí will not permit the consumption of alcohol outside public
houses, while walking along the street or in any other public place. Patrons are asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour such as on street drinking and urinating etc.

Crime:

Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the concert. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/ wallets/ tickets / mobile phones.

Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.

Croke Park Hotel Car Park:

All residents of the Croke Park Hotel will be permitted entry subject to pedestrian presence at the time and are requested to access the hotel via North Circular Road / Russell Street junction where there will be a register of all guest vehicles. 

General Information:

In order to access full general information relating to Croke Park Concerts please see:
http://arcg.is/1K9SOtj.

Frequently Asked Questions

PATRON FAMILIARISATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING INITIATIVES WILL GREATLY ASSIST IN PROMOTING A SAFER DAY OUT IN CROKE PARK STADIUM.

Q.  I wish to meet people at Croke Park Hotel BEFORE the concert, is this possible?
A
. Unless you have a Hogan or Premium Stand ticket for the concert you will not be allowed access to Jones Road. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road. 

Q.  I want to meet my friend AFTER the concert on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel.  Can I go and wait for them there?
A
. No. Where this area is being used as a meeting point, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan and Premium Stands. For safety reasons Jones Road must be kept exclusively for Hogan and Premium exits. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road.

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by Clonliffe Road.  Can I go to the city centre direction by Jones Road?
A
.  No. You will be directed to go to your destination by Lower Drumcondra Road. 

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by North Circular Road. I want to go to my car in Clonliffe College car park.  Can I go to the car park by Jones Road?
A
. No. You will be directed to go to the car park by Lower Drumcondra Road. 

Q. Why can I not go by Jones Road?
A.
In large attendance or full stadium concerts, Jones Road is needed to facilitate crowds leaving the Hogan and Premium Stands and Pitch exits. For safety reasons it must be kept exclusively for this reason. When other patrons enter this area it results in crowd congestion and affects pedestrian safety. 
Patrons leaving from all other areas of the stadium are asked not to enter Jones Road after the concert.

Q.  How long will the Jones Road closure remain in place. 
A
.  The restriction will remain for approx 30 minutes after the concert ends.  Where you have a definite need to access Jones Road then our advice is to remain in the stadium for a period after the concert and allow this time to lapse before approaching Jones Road. 

Q.  After the concert I will be leaving by Nally Square. Can I turn left and go past the Croke Park Hotel?
A.
No. Patrons leaving by Nally Square will be directed to leave by way of  Fitzroy Avenue and Clonliffe Road. This is for safety reasons to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  After the concert I will be leaving the Hogan Stand by Russell Street Bridge. Can I turn right and go past the Croke Park Hotel?
A.
No. Patrons leaving the Hogan Stand at Russell Street Bridge will be directed to turn left and leave by way of Gills Corner. This is for safety reasons, to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  My seat is in the Davin Stand. After the concert can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?
A
. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.  

QMy seat is in the Cusack Stand. After the concert can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?
A. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.