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Information Technology

Croke Park has deployed a Connected Stadium solution based on Cisco Technologies and best practices.

The stadium is connected to Eir's Next Generation Uncongested Network, this connectivity is delivered on dedicated ports, over resilient and diverse fibre routes, into two separate Data Centres within the stadium.

High Density Wi-Fi Solution

The Stadium Wi-Fi was upgraded 2023 and there are over 400 Wi-Fi Access points throughout the stadium, mainly serving Premium and Corporate spaces. It is used to deliver resilient connectivity services on match days and for conferences/events. It can cater for 8,000 concurrent  Wi-Fi connected clients.

Cable Infrastructure

The stadium cabling infrastructure is based on a Cat 6 Structure Cabling System with a 10Gbps backbone, with multiple fibre and copper intercommunication closet links available for IP access, telephony, in-stadium communications and copper access for direct PSTN and ISDN services to be delivered to all parts of the stadium.

The Stadium Structured Cabling System is a flexible copper and fibre infrastructure. There are sufficient cable pathways to connect side-lines to the press centre, coaching, team video and broadcast areas if additional specialist cabling is required.

Cellular Coverage

In late 2018, Croke Park deployed a 39 sector shared Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that carries all networks. It consists of over 480 antennas and 40km of cabling and provides the following benefits to the stadium:

  • Support for 3G and 4G mobile traffic.
  • Capacity for 100,000 devices
  • Supports all mobile operators requirements in Ireland
  • Built to allow for an easy upgrade to 5G services when they come available.


Hawkeye point detection technology for both hurling and football at Croke Park was first utilized in June 2013.

  • System is isolated from other stadium operations
  • Dedicated server to manage data from each camera
  • Each camera feed 1Gbps of data
  • Output is fed to big screens and to the broadcaster