List of stadiums in Ireland by capacity

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Croke Park has the largest capacity of any stadium in Ireland and the fourth largest in Europe

The following is a list of sports stadiums in Ireland. This includes stadiums in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They are ordered by their capacity; i.e. the maximum number of spectators the stadium can accommodate. The capacity figures are permanent total capacity as authorised by the controlling body, including seating and any standing areas, and excluding any temporary seating.

Most stadiums are used for Gaelic games, association football, or rugby union.

This list is not complete

Stadiums[edit]

In Italics currently under redevelopment/construction.

# Stadium Location Owner(s) and/or Tenant(s) Main use(s) Capacity (Safe) Seated Previous Capacity Floodlit
1 Croke Park Dublin Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic football/Hurling 82,300[1] 69,500 90,556 Yes
2 Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 53,000 26,000 Yes
3 Aviva Stadium Dublin IRFU/FAI/Leinster Rugby Rugby union/Soccer 51,700 51,700 Yes
4 Gaelic Grounds Limerick Limerick GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 49,500 24,000 Yes
5 Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cork Cork GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 45,000 21,000 Yes[2]
6 Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney Kerry GAA Gaelic football 43,180 9,000 No
7 MacHale Park Castlebar Mayo GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 42,000 42,000 Yes
8 St Tiernach's Park Clones Monaghan GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 36,000 18,500 No
9 Casement Park Belfast Antrim GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 32,600 8,000 Yes
10 O'Moore Park Portlaoise Laois GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 27,000 6,000 Yes[3]
11 Pearse Stadium Salthill Galway GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 26,197 8,000 33,000 No
12 Breffni Park Cavan Cavan GAA Gaelic football 26,000 6,000 Yes
13 Thomond Park Limerick IRFU/Munster Rugby/Limerick Rugby union/Soccer 25,600 15,100 Yes
14 St Jarlath's Park Tuam Galway GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 25,000 6,400 No
Wexford Park Wexford Wexford GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 25,000 No
16 Nowlan Park Kilkenny Kilkenny GAA Hurling 24,000 19,000 30,000 No
17 Celtic Park Derry Derry GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 22,000 3,600 Yes
18 Dr. Cullen Park Carlow Carlow GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 21,000 3,000 No
19 Cusack Park Ennis Clare GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 20,500 3269 28,000[4] No
20 Páirc Esler Newry Down GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 20,000 8,000 Yes
O'Connor Park Tullamore Offaly GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 20,000 7,000 No
22 Dr. Hyde Park Roscommon Roscommon GAA Gaelic football 25,000 3,600 33,612 No
23 Markievicz Park Sligo Sligo GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 18,558 3,585 No
24 RDS Arena Dublin Royal Dublin Society/Leinster Rugby Equestrianism/rugby union 18,500 16,500 Yes
Healy Park Omagh Tyrone GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 18,500 5,000 Yes
26 Kingspan Stadium Belfast IRFU/Ulster Rugby Rugby union 18,200 14,000 Yes
27 Windsor Park Belfast Linfield/IFA Soccer 18,000 18,000 24,734 Yes[5]
MacCumhail Park Ballybofey Donegal GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 18,000 5,000 Yes
Brewster Park Enniskillen Fermanagh GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 18,000 Yes
30 Walsh Park Waterford Waterford GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 17,000 6,000 No
31 Athletic Grounds Armagh Armagh GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 16,500 5,682 Yes
32 Páirc Uí Rinn Cork Cork GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 16,440 8,000 Yes
33 Austin Stack Park Tralee Kerry GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 15,000 5,000 Yes
Páirc Tailteann Navan Meath GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 15,000 5,000 30,000 Yes
35 Fraher Field Dungarvan Waterford GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 12,000 4,000 No
36 Malahide Cricket Club Ground Malahide Malahide Cricket Club Cricket 11,500 n/a Yes
37 Cusack Park Mullingar Westmeath GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 11,000 15,000 No
38 Aughrim County Ground Aughrim Wicklow GAA Gaelic games 10,000 5,000 No
39 Pearse Park Longford Longford GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 10,000 4,000 18,000 No
40 Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim GAA Gaelic football 9,331 3,000 17,000 No
41 Irish Independent Park Cork IRFU/Munster Rugby Rugby union 9,251 3,450 Yes
42 Dubarry Park Athlone IRFU Rugby union 8,000 850 Yes
43 The Showgrounds Newry Newry City A.F.C. Soccer 7,949 1,080 Yes
44 The Brandywell Derry Derry City Soccer 7,700 2,900 Yes
45 Galway Sportsgrounds Galway Bord na gCon/Connacht Rugby Greyhound racing/Rugby union 7,500 Yes
46 Turner's Cross Cork Cork City Association football 7,485 7,485 Yes
47 Parnell Park Dublin Dublin GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 7,300 2,800 13,500 Yes
48 Carlisle Grounds Bray Bray Wanderers Soccer 7,000 2,000 Yes
49 City Calling Stadium Longford Longford Town Soccer 6,850 6,850 Yes
50 St Conleth's Park Newbridge Kildare GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 6,200 13,000 No
51 Donnybrook Stadium Dublin Leinster Rugby Rugby union 6,000 2,500 Yes
52 St Colman's Park Cobh Cobh Ramblers Soccer 6,000 1,350 Yes
53 Finn Park Ballybofey Finn Harps Soccer 6,000 400 Yes
54 Stormont Belfast Cricket Ireland Cricket 6,000 No
55 Tallaght Stadium Dublin South Dublin County Council/Shamrock Rovers Soccer 5,947 5,947 Yes
56 The Showgrounds Sligo Sligo Rovers Soccer 5,500 4,000 Yes
57 Richmond Park Dublin St Patrick's Athletic Soccer 5,340 2,800 Yes
58 Markets Field Limerick Limerick FC Soccer 5,100 1,850 3,000 Yes
59 The Oval Belfast Glentoran Soccer 5,056 4,790 26,556 Yes
60 Eamonn Deacy Park Galway Soccer 5,000 3,300 Yes
61 Pearse Park Arklow Wicklow GAA Hurling 5,000 No
62 Tolka Park Dublin Dublin City Council/Shelbourne Soccer 4,800 4,800 9,860 Yes
63 Oriel Park Dundalk Dundalk Soccer 4,500 3,000 Yes
64 Dalymount Park Dublin Bohemians Soccer 4,300 4,300 10,000 Yes
65 Morton Stadium Dublin Clonliffe Harriers AC Athletics 4,000 800 Yes
66 Templeville Road Dublin St Mary's College RFC Rugby union 4,000 Yes
67 O'Donnell Park Letterkenny Donegal GAA Gaelic football 3,800 2,500 Yes
68 Drogheda Park Drogheda Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic football 3,500 No
69 Castle Avenue Dublin Cricket Ireland Cricket 3,200 500 No
70 Waterford Regional Sports Centre Waterford Waterford City Council/Waterford United Soccer 3,100 3,100 Yes
71 Buckley Park Kilkenny Soccer 3,000 1,850 Yes
72 UCD Bowl Dublin UCD AFC/UCD RFC Soccer/Rugby union 3,000 1,500 Yes
73 The Mardyke Cork UCC AFC/UCC RFC Soccer/Rugby union 3,000 1,000 Yes
74 Solitude Belfast Cliftonville Soccer 2,883 2,883 6,224 Yes
75 Station Road Newbridge Newbridge Town Soccer 2,500 850 Yes
76 Jackman Park Limerick Soccer 2,450 261 Yes
77 Athlone Town Stadium Athlone Athlone Town Soccer 2,100 2,100 Yes
78 United Park Drogheda Drogheda United Soccer 2,000 1,500 Yes
79 Gortakeegan Monaghan Monaghan United Soccer 2,000 620 Yes
80 Ferrycarrig Park Crossabeg Wexford Youths Soccer 2,000 609 Yes
81 Drom Soccer Park Drum East Salthill Devon Soccer 2,000 Yes

Top 10 Stadiums by Capacity[edit]


Stadiums Under Redevelopment[edit]

# Stadium Location Owner(s) and/or Tenant(s) Main use(s) Expected Capacity Expected Seated Expected Start Date Expected Finish Date
1 Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cork Cork GAA Gaelic football/Hurling 45,000 21,000 Jan 2015 Jan 2017
2 Windsor Park Belfast Linfield/IFA Soccer
3 Cusack Park Ennis Clare GAA Gaelic football/Hurling

See also[edit]

Lists of stadiums by capacity

References[edit]