12/06/2017

U2 - Community Information

U2

SATURDAY, 22 JULY 2017

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

PRE-CONCERT WORKS

Pre-concert works are scheduled to commence on July 16 & works are scheduled between 8am - 10pm* daily from July 17-21 and between 8am-4pm* on July 22 (concert day)

*Concert works timings are still provisional and will be agreed by Dublin City Council.  The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Permission has been granted by DCC for vehicular access to the stadium at 7am on July 21st but no works will commence before 8am.

A lighting test is scheduled to take place from 10pm on Friday, 21 July 2017.

CONCERT DAY TIMINGS:  SATURDAY, 22 JULY 2017

Full Garda Cordon*                           3pm
Doors Open*                                     5pm
Main Act*                                           7pm
Concert finished by                           11pm
*All timings may be subject to change by the promoter/An Garda Síochána


POST-CONCERT WORKS

Works after the concert on July 22 will finish at 1am*.  Post-concert works commence on July 23 with the site to be clear on July 28.  Works are scheduled between 8am -10pm* daily.
*Concert works timings are still provisional and will be agreed by Dublin City Council.  This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Permission has been granted by DCC for vehicular access to the stadium at 7am on July 23rd but no works will commence before 8am.

PA TEST AND CONCERT SOUND CHECK
An audio test of the PA system is scheduled to be conducted on July 21*. The exact timing for this test is still to be confirmed.  The sound check for the concert will be carried out on July 22*. The exact timing for the sound check is still to be confirmed
*Please note, these dates and timings are provisional.  The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

COMMUNITY TEAM

The Croke Park Community Team will be on duty during the concert to assist their neighbours & help monitor event day activity in the Croke Park community area.


COMMUNITY HOTLINE

Freephone 1800 303 593 is Croke Park’s 24-hour community hotline for local residents.  It can be used at any time during the stage builds, concert and post-concert works to report any issue directly to the stadium.  You can also use it to request assistance from the community team during the concert.  An email address is also available to contact the stadium.

LOCAL RESIDENTS VEHICLE PASS

The 2017 local resident vehicle pass for households within the Garda cordon is available from the Garda Office  on Fitzgibbon Street: telephone 01 666 8400 which will be back open again from Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Please bring proof of identity & proof of residency with you to the station to collect your pass.

LOCAL RESIDENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Local residents who require special assistance for themselves, family or friends gaining access through the Garda cordon on July 22 are advised to contact Julianne Savage in Croke Park in advance on 01 8658607 or by email.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT/PARKING PLANS

A full public transport & car parking information campaign targeting patrons for the concert is ongoing. Special Dublin Bus, LUAS, Irish Rail & Bus Eireann public transport initiatives to & from the concert have been organised & exclusive offers from car parks nearest the stadium are also available to concert patrons.  Additional Gardaí & Dublin Street Park Services will be enforcing parking legislation throughout the community area during both concerts & there will also be specific coach & bus parking areas on the Alfie Byrne Road in operation.

NOISE CONTROL

To ensure concert noise emissions are kept within Dublin City Council (DCC) guidelines, the following measures are in place for the concert:
  •  Sound levels will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer
  • The Production Manager & Sound Control Engineer for the concerts will be instructed to control sound emission levels to keep them within these agreed limits
  • The testing of the concert sound systems & the artist’s sound check will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer with due consideration for local residents
  •  In addition to the measures, sound levels will be checked during the event by sound meters & a suitably qualified noise consultant will be appointed to monitor noise levels & liaise between DCC & the Promoter.

OVERNIGHT QUEUEING/CAMPING

Overnight queuing or camping will not be tolerated.  Stadium stewards will be on duty on streets close to the stadium from  7pm on July 21 to deter overnight queuing/camping in the community area.

PORTALOOS

DCC will locate rows of portaloos on streets in the immediate vicinity of the stadium:  Clonliffe Road (Mater Dei), Clonliffe Car Park, Ballybough Road/Clonliffe Road junction; Russell Street/Fitzgibbon Street junction; Sackville Avenue/Croke Villas & Ballybough Road.

CONCERT CLEAN UP

Additional community litter teams will be active during the concert & will work to remove concert litter from gardens within the Garda cordon. Their assistance can also be requested via the community hotline.


USE OF GARDA HELICOPTER

The Garda Helicopter will be used on the evening of July 22.  It will only be used as required by the Gardaí & with minimum time spent in operation.

FLOODLIGHTS

Floodlights will remain on following the concert until patrons have cleared the stadium. After clearing the stadium, only lights necessary to provide safe working conditions will be in operation. All floodlights will be switched off at 1am.

GARDA CORDON EXTENDED AFTER CONCERT ENDS

At the end of the concert, the Garda cordon will be extended to facilitate the safe exit of concert patrons.  No vehicles will be permitted to access the Garda cordon during this exit period to ensure the safety of pedestrians & vehicles alike.  These closures will be implemented for the shortest time necessary.  As a guideline, this extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after each concert ends at 11pm. 
Barriers will also be erected at the following locations closing the following streets:
  • Lower Drumcondra Road / Whitworth Road
  • Lower Drumcondra Road / Richmond Road/ Botanic Avenue
  • Ballybough Road / Luke Kelly Bridge
  • Ballybough Road / North Strand Road
  • Summerhill / North Circular Road
The above restrictions will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue & the closure of Ballybough Road from Fairview to Summerhill.

LATEST COMMUNITY UPDATES

The very latest community information on upcoming concerts & stadium events is available on crokepark.ie/community.  Community news, pre-concert & match day updates are also emailed to local residents.  Email Julianne Savage if you would like to register to receive these community updates during the year.


LOCAL RESIDENT TICKET DRAW FOR U2

The local resident ticket draws for complimentary tickets for Coldplay & U2 concerts took place on June 19 in Croke Park.  Both draws were independently observed on behalf of local residents by an external auditor.  100 pairs of complimentary concert tickets were offered in each draw. 
Local residents were contacted by post by July 3 if their names were drawn out for U2 tickets.  Full details on the stadium’s community ticket scheme are available here where the lists of ticket winners will be published in early August.