Talk:Aviva Stadium

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Name vs Naming Rights[edit]

As this is a new stadium, built on Lansdowne Road, why is this article titled "Aviva Stadium"? Has Wikimedia received some payment which would oblige it to call the stadium by this name? In the absence of any commmercial reasons, I would suggest that this article be retitled as Lansdowne Road until such time as it can be shown that this other name has attained popular acceptance and usage. Khavakoz (talk) 10:19, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Simply because the previous stadium was demolished and the offical name of the stadium is the 'Aviva Stadium', the Lansdowne Road name is no longer in use by the FAI or IRFU - the two main tenants the Aviva is also widely used by media outlets and ticket sales and distribution companies. Ands its not the only stadium on wikipedia titled by its corporate sponser, see the ANZ Stadium/Emirates Stadium/Etihad Stadium articles also. Shamrock141 (talk) 14:28, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Lansdowne Road is not the former name of the Aviva. It's actually the stadium that the Aviva replaced.109.78.124.15 (talk) 12:31, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Give it a season or two and see what the majority of reliable sources call it. The Welsh RU tried to rebrand Cardiff Arms Park, the National Stadium and everyone ignored them, but when the ground was rebuild it became known by its new official name Millennium Stadium, so time will tell for whether this article should be called "Lansdowne Road" or the "Aviva Stadium". -- PBS (talk) 23:19, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

What ever about changing the name, that kind of makes sense, there should not be a picture with the Aviva logo above the picture of the stadium. Wikipedia doesn't do ads. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.107.153.117 (talk) 13:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

I agree with the above comment Aviva don't get to place ad on the page. Am taking their image out. mcdonnap — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.149.124.134 (talk) 21:39, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

UEFA corporate sponsorship rules[edit]

Since the Aviva Stadium is named after a corporate sponser not associated with UEFA it apparently will be called Lansdowne Road by UEFA or the Dublin Arena, I've seen both being used here so which one is right? Shamrock141 (talk) 21:05, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

The stadium will be called the 'Dublin Arena' by UEFA http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=irl/news/newsid=1488379.html Shamrock141 (talk) 21:18, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

landsdown road farever —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.136.16.109 (talk) 12:56, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Stadium capacity[edit]

The capacity definitely isn't 50,000 - the attendance for the Ireland-Russia soccer game was 50,411 (source). Therefore, I think the previous revision stating it to be 51,700 is correct. There are several references to back that up (example). Changing text on that basis. -Schcamboaon scéal? 16:13, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Concert attendances[edit]

Can you please put up references for the attendance section of the Concerts Table please. It doesn't seem right that over 65,000 people saw The Script when just over 50,000 people attended the event. user:handsopened

The Buble concert attendance is listed as 100k+ but the concert capacity is listed as 60k. Which is right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.87.179.62 (talk) 14:21, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

What is the colour logic?[edit]

There is a table entitled Rugby Union matches in the Rugby Union section of the article. There is another table entitled Association Football matches in the Association Football section. Rows in the tables are tinted in green and yellow. What is the logic behind the choice of colour for any given match? — O'Dea (talk) 10:08, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

[Reply copied from inquirer's talk page] To distinguish between club & international matches Leinster Lion (Talk). 20:36, 16 December 2011.

Field dimensions[edit]

The field length of 106 m as given in the info-box can't be correct, as this would leave 3 m deep end zones when the ground is configured for rugby union. The fence to fence length of the stadium must be closer to 140 m, to allow for the desired minimum depth of 15 m for the end zones. Van Dieman (talk) 02:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Leinster Rugby as tenants[edit]

There seems to be an edit war going on regarding whether Leinster are tenants or not. Can we put an end to the war and discuss here instead, please? Can anyone provide a reference, one way or the other, from a reliable source? Hamish59 (talk) 19:35, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

As there are two articles that are suffering edit warring, rather than splitting the discussion, please discuss at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rugby union#Leinster. Hamish59 (talk) 07:50, 8 May 2013 (UTC)