Royal Dublin Society Arena

Short history

The RDS Arena is an outdoor stadium that caters for concerts of up to 35000, hosts the world renowned Dublin Horse Show and is the home of the Heineken Cup winning Leinster Rugby team.

Since Leinster Rugby first played at the RDS Arena, the RDS has embarked on a major sports development programme. The playing surface has been completely re-laid with high specification drainage and irrigation systems installed. Floodlighting has been erected and, through the purchase of a new state of the art seating system, the seated capacity of the ground has been increased to 18000, which includes the new sloping covered roof over the spectacular grandstand.

Important events

Concerts of Guns N Roses, Kanye West, George Michael,...

Dublin Horse Show

Leinster Rugby