Event Sustainability

At Croke Park, we are very proud of our green credentials, and we're not just talking about the pitch!  We have worked hard towards achieving our sustainability goals and we have become one of the first stadia in the world to be awarded the ISO 20121 accreditation for Sustainable Event Management. 

We have systems in place to manage our energy consumption, recycle our waste and manage our water usage.  And we're working to improve all the time.  But, what does this mean for you?  

Now, more than ever, it is important to consider sustainability when organising your event. Not only will it help the environment, it will also give your event a competitive edge as more and more people become aware of their environmental impacts. You and your guests can attend a truly sustainable event when you book Croke Park.  

What is ISO 20121

ISO20121 is a sustainability management system for events. This new standard is designed to help events organisations recognise their impact on the economy, society and environment. The certification acknowledges excellence in event management. Applying for and retaining ISO 20121 involves a pre-certification assessment, the certification assessment itself and annual surveillance visits carried out by a third-party assessment body such as SGS Ireland.


  • Croke Park is well served by public transport (DART and bus). Bike racks are located directly outside the entrance and the venue is within easy walking distance of the city centre. If delegates produce a valid bus ticket or park a bicycle at our cycle rack, they will be entered into a monthly draw for match tickets*. 
  • At the Croke Park Conference Centre we use recycled delegate stationary and disposables.  Green features are included on our client and internal ezines and as sustainability is a team effort, our key suppliers are part of our ESMGroup.  All comply with Croke Park’s sustainability policy and demonstrate best sustainable practice throughout their operations. 

* Terms and conditions apply. Details available at Hogan Stand Reception.  


Sustainable Day Delegate Package

We encourage clients to consider sustainability when organising their events, not only to protect the environment, but also to give them a competitive edge as more and more people become aware of their environmental impacts. Clients can attend a truly sustainable event when they book Croke Park at €40 p.p. and receive:

  • Sustainable meeting or conference suite with natural day light 
  • Fair trade tea and coffee breaks 
  • Locally sourced buffet or hearty lunch options 
  • Conference mints and water cooler 
  • Recycled delegate stationary, pencils flipchart and markers 
  • Projector, screen and audio equipment 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • Segregated waste facility for waste meeting materials.