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Aviva stadium

The Spencer Hotel in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC is a contemporary and stylish hotel, just a short distance from the Aviva Stadium. As one of the closest hotels to the stadium, The Spencer will serve as a convenient base for your trip to Dublin.

Sport plays an important role in Irish culture and it is safe to say that Irish fans are some of the best in the world. The Aviva Stadium, as Ireland’s second largest sports stadium with over 50’000 seats, is a representation of this passion. It started off as the Lansdowne Road Stadium in 1872, it is today not only the home base of the Irish Rugby Union Team, but also the home to the Republic of Ireland’s football team, and Ireland’s only UEFA Elite Stadium. As Ireland’s prime sports stadium, it has hosted not only the Europa League Final in 2011 but also the inaugural Nations Cup. On occasion The Aviva Stadium also holds concerts and has hosted international stars such including Lady GaGa, AC/DC, Michael Buble and Madonna. 

The easiest way to go to the Aviva Stadium is on foot and it is only a 30-minute walk from the Spencer. As you cross the Liffey on the iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge and then pass by the Grand Canal, you can feel the buzz increase the closer you get to the stadium. You can also hop on the dart at Connolly station and get off at Landsdowne Road which will leave you just a few minutes walk from the stadium. As Ireland’s prime sports venue, the Aviva Stadium guarantees you having a great time.

You can also learn more about this fascinating stadium and the history of Irish sports by taking a guided tour of the Aviva. Follow the footsteps of the greatest sports and entertainments figures of Ireland and learn more about how it has earned itself a place in the people’s hearts. To ensure a place in one of the tours, it is advised to pre-book the tours online.

For further information on all the great games, determined battles and great shows, please visit the official webpage of the Aviva Stadium.

If you have a special event coming up, why not check out our special offers and book your room with us at The Spencer? Extend your stay to a short break here in Dublin city and stay three nights with us to avail of a 15% saving if you book direct with us. We offer a range of superior rooms, suites, family rooms and deluxe king rooms. Want to make your stay even more special? Upgrade to a room with your very own private balcony overlooking the River Liffey to enjoy some of the best sights of Dublin city centre. 


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