Croke Park (Croker)
|Renovations||1917, 1924, 1937, 1949, 1952, 1959, 1988, 1993-1996, 2003, 2005|
|Other||conference rooms, exhibition space, restaurants|
All-Ireland Senior Club Final: Croke Park pitch state left much to be desired
On Sunday January 22, Dublin hosted the final games of the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship in football and hurling. Both Malachy O’Rourke, the manager of the football runners-up Glen, and Pat Hoban, boss of the hurling victors Ballyhale Shamrocks, have made no secret of their dissatisfaction with the state of the turf at Croke Park.
United Kingdom: Is football coming home at the Euros?
At a time when most of the chatter is about the World Cup, plans for the next major football events are being clarified. Great Britain and Ireland announced their joint candidacy for hosting Euro 2028 some time ago. A shortlist of stadiums being considered by the federations was also recently announced.
UK and Ireland bid for EURO 2028
Will the fans of “Sons of Albion” sing "Football's coming home" again in 2028? If that happens, they will do it together with the Welsh, Scottish and Irish - including those from the north. The federations of these five countries have announced their joint bid to host the European Championship in 2028.
COVID-19 crisis: Stadiums turning into testing sites
With no sport being played and vast spaces available, stadiums are being turned into drive-through testing sites. Such plans were already announced in Philadelphia, Dublin and Jerusalem.
USA: All-time record for the smaller football
On Saturday American football celebrated by far the largest crowd in history. Still far behind association football, the American branch seems to be the only one still growing in crowd size.