17/02/2017

Croke Park Dublin voted best stadium venue in UK and Ireland

Croke Park Stadium has been declared Best Stadium Venue in the UK and Ireland ahead of such prestigious locations as the Emirates Stadium in London, the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and Dublin’s Aviva. Voted into top position by the readers of C&IT magazine, one of the UK’s specialist meetings industry publications, this accolade is the 5th such award won by the Croke Park Meetings & Events team in the past 12 months. 

“It was close run” said Susie Harwood, Associate Editor at Haymarket, publishers of C&IT, “but in addition to its impressive meeting facilities and digital infrastructure, the standout feature is the venue’s roof where a walkway spanning the whole stadium offers views of Dublin that are unmatched anywhere in the city”. 

“In January 2015 we started a process to “re-imagine” Croke Park as a world class location for meetings and events. To date this has involved a significant capital investment in our facilities, a total upgrade of our digital infrastructure, a re-fresh of our brand and a commitment to on-going training and development with our most precious asset: our people. Winning this award ahead of such impressive competition confirms that our plans are on the right track” said Mark Dorman, Director of Stadium Business at Croke Park.

“We’re particularly thrilled to win this award because it’s given by the readers of C&IT magazine. This means it’s coming from clients who know us and have experienced the “let’s make it brilliant” brand promise that’s at the core of who we are” added SinĂ©ad Heneghan, Head of Sales at Croke Park Meetings & Events.


About C&IT Magzine
C&IT – Conference & Incentive Travel – magazine is a leading publication in the UK aimed at organisers of meetings and events in corporations, associations and agencies.  

About Croke Park Meetings & Events
Croke Park Stadium has over 5,000 square metres of flexible meeting space which includes 110 meeting and breakout rooms and 8 large capacity suites that can cater for up to 2,000 guests. All of the stadium’s meeting spaces feature advanced audio-visual capabilities and full banquet and catering services.  There are also 600 complimentary car parking spaces available at the stadium which is only a 15 minute drive from the airport or 5 minutes from Dublin’s city centre.  Croke Park Stadium is also a leader in sustainable development and was the first stadium in the UK and Ireland to secure ISO14001 (Certification for Environmental Management) and ISO 20121 (Certification for Sustainable Events) standards. Croke Park has also become the first stadium in the world to obtain the newest international environmental standard ISO 14001:2015.