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Ireland Vs England at the Aviva Stadium, Saturday 19th August 2023

Ireland Vs England

4pm Stiles open

5:30pm Kick Off

Travel to the Aviva Stadium:

All those travelling to the Aviva Stadium for the event are advised to use public transport as much as possible. The stadium is serviced by bus, DART and LUAS services.

There are limited spaces for people who travel by road such as on-street parking where disk parking is in force and will be strictly enforced.

Motorists should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption and obstruct emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround the Aviva Stadium. Tow Wagons will be in operation during the event and illegally parked vehicles will be removed.

Park and Ride

Those wishing to travel by road to Dublin City for the event should avail of the park and ride facilities that are supplied by the various public transport providers.

People are advised to approach the city via the National Motorway Routes (M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, M11) towards Dublin City and divert via the M50 motorway to the various park and ride facilities listed below. 


People can avail of either the Red Line or Green Line.

Red Line

  • From the Red Cow Car Park and the Tallaght Cross West Car Park take the red line LUAS to Connolly Station, then the DART to Lansdowne Road or Sandymount Avenue

Green Line

  • From the Balally Car Park, Stillorgan Car Park, Beacon South Quarter LUAS Car Park and the Sandyford Park car park take the LUAS to Ranelagh which is only 20 minutes walk from the stadium.

Visit luas.ie for further information.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail run will operate additional services for those attending the Aviva Stadium.  Please see irishrail.ie for details.

Dublin Bus

Please check dublinbus.ie for confirmation and timetables.


All those attending the game are asked to be aware that the Aviva Stadium is located in a residential area and to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking, anti social behaviour, public drinking and urinating in public will not be tolerated by Gardaí. 

Special Needs Parking:

There are 100 disabled parking spaces in the Aviva Stadium car park which are only accessible via Herbert Road. Those using this facility should be in the stadium two hours prior to the event to guarantee admittance. 

Bus/Coach Parking:

There are no specific bus or coach parking areas around the Aviva Stadium. Coaches must not be parked in a manner which could lead to disruption. People travelling to the event by coach should be dropped off on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road prior to the event.  Following the event, buses and coaches should park on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road in order to pick up their passengers.

Additional Dublin Bus Services will be provided to provide egress from the event. These buses will be parked on Northumberland Road.

A taxi rank will also be in operation on Northumberland Road

Ticket Sales:

People should only purchase tickets from recognised sources and should under no circumstances purchase tickets from touts prior to the match as these tickets may have been stolen. In this event the tickets will be cancelled and cannot be used to gain access to the stadium.

Pre-Event Traffic Restrictions:

As with all events at the Aviva Stadium, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to the Stadium. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation. 

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community will be facilitated at the barriers with proof of address. However, proof of address does not guarantee entry through the cordon where high pedestrian volumes exist.

The following roads will be closed to through traffic from 12:45pm on Saturday, August 19th 2023:

  • Ø Lansdowne Park
  • Ø Lansdowne Lane
  • Ø Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
  • Ø Herbert Road
  • Ø Newbridge Avenue
  • Ø Bath Avenue
  • Ø Londonbridge Road

Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 15:30pm:

  • Ø The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road
  • Ø Shelbourne Road
  • Ø Beatty’s Avenue
  • Ø Ballsbridge Avenue


During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed.

Parking Restrictions

Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:

  1. Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
  2. Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road
  3. Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road
  4. Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.
  5. Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.
  6. Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.
  7. Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road


Entry and attendance

The most important consideration is that everyone gets in and out of the stadium and the general area safely and that everyone enjoys the event. We would like to stress that attendees should be aware of the colour coded entry routes to the stadium which will be clearly identified on their tickets and will be strictly enforced. People should leave plenty of time to find their route and should park or approach the stadium with these routes in mind.

You are advised to be aware of personal safety and security while attending the event. Please ensure the security of your personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/phone.

Please also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles and that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.

All those entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Any offensive articles e.g. glass bottles, air horns, large flagpoles, flares, vuvuzelas will not be permitted. You are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.

In order to ensure crowd safety and ease of movement patrons will only be permitted to exit the Stadium via the colour coded entry route through which they entered unless directed otherwise by Gardai and Stewards. 

Red ticket: entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Rd

Blue ticket: entry via Podium Entrance off Shelbourne Road

Orange ticket: entry via Lansdowne Lane

Green ticket: entry via Lansdowne Road

Purple ticket: entry via Herbert Road.