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Aviva Stadium - Ireland Ireland played their first RBS 6 Nations home games at the Aviva Stadium in 2011, following the opening of the venue in May 2010, and they will return there for the 2014 competition.

The stadium, which boasts a 57,100 capacity, sits on the site of Irish rugby's former home Lansdowne Road, which was demolished for rebuilding in 2007.

Unlike Lansdowne Road, which was solely owned by the Irish Rugby Football Union, the Aviva Stadium is jointly owned by the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland.

The first rugby match to be played at the stadium was in July 2010 was a combination of Leinster and Ulster Under-18 and Under-20 players against their Munster and Connacht counterparts - the former romped to a 68-0 victory.

The first international rugby fixture to be played at the Aviva Stadium was in November 2010 with Ireland welcoming South Africa for the first of four autumn games.

Unfortunately for Ireland they were narrowly beaten by the Springboks, losing 23-21, despite Tommy Bowe and Rob Kearney running in late tries.

Following the demolition of Lansdowne Road, Ireland temporarily played their home games at Croke Park - headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association - until construction of the Aviva was complete.

And the stadium hosted its first Heineken Cup final in May 2013, ten years after Lansdowne Road last hosted it, as an all-French clash saw Toulon edge past Clermont Auvergne 16-15.
Aviva Stadium
Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4

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Aviva Stadium Calendrier







02/02/2014
15:00Ireland28 - 6Scotland
08/02/2014
14:30Ireland26 - 3Wales
08/03/2014
14:30Ireland46 - 7Italy