As Ireland’s largest sporting arena, Croke Park is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association. It has a reputable history of hosting live sporting events, while also attracting some of the biggest contemporary artists around. U2, Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams have all performed there in recent years. Croke Park opened in 1884 under the name of City and Suburban Racecourse, beginning its journey into the heart of sport fans. It was renamed in 1913 as a tribute to Archbishop and Irish patriot, Thomas Croke, and a tournament took place in his honour to raise funds for a monument. With refurbishments, strengthening to its structure and additional stands added, the stadium grew in size and grandeur. Its current capacity of 82,300 ranks it in third position of the largest stadiums in Europe. Without leaving the venue, visitors can fill up at their choice of food and drink facilities. There is also a hotel located nearby for visitors from further afield, named the Croke Park Hotel. GAA fans can revel at the Croke Park superstore, supplying official sports merchandise, accessories and equipment, or take a gander round the onsite GAA museum. Alternatively, reach new heights with the Ericsson Skyline Tour; a rooftop walkway revealing panoramic views of Dublin’s cityscape.