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Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) is a GAA stadium located in Dublin, Ireland. Often called Croker by GAA followers, it serves both as the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
Steeped in history, this landmark arena is the largest stadium venue in Ireland. Following its recent redevelopment, Croke Park now has capacity for 82,300 people and is the fifth largest stadium in Europe. Since 1884 the site has been used primarily by the GAA to host Gaelic games, most notably the annual All-Ireland finals in football and hurling. In addition to the cream of gaelic sports players, the best of Australia's A.F.L talent have played here. Muhammad Ali fought here, U2 and Tina Turner performed here. Croke Park also played host to the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2003, the first time these events were held outside the United States. Billboard Magazine recently voted Croke Park as the worlds top rock venue.
The stadium is an inspirational venue not only for G.A.A supporters and players, but for sports fans from Ireland and abroad, for event planners and conference delegates, for historians, architects and engineers. It is a theatre of dreams and a modern piece of history right in the heart of Dublin and in the hearts of all Ireland.
Croke Park is one of our main touring attractions, you can visit Croke Park by taking 8 Night UCF V Penn State Ireland Extravaganza Tour or ask your dedicated tour adviser to include this attraction in your customized tour of Ireland.