Europa League Final 2024: What To Expect in Dublin

Posted on January 2024
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In May 2024, the UEFA Europa League will be decided in Dublin with many fans from around Europe already looking at purchasing tickets. The Europa Final promises to be an exciting event with prices already reaching record levels. The venue of the final will be Aviva Stadium, also known as the Dublin Arena. If you are looking to visit Dublin,  here is a guide on what to expect from the host city of the Europa League Final. More information and Europa League Final tickets purchased here.

A World-Class Experience at Aviva Stadium

Most known for the Ireland home rugby games, the Aviva Stadium will offer an amazing atmosphere for any team that reaches the final. This will be the second time that Dublin has hosted a Europa League final. The city was hosted the 2011 final between Portuguese rivals Braga and Porto with the latter winning the trophy 1-0 and Radamel Falcao (Porto) being awarded man of the match.

With space for over 50,000 fans, Aviva Stadium is one of Ireland’s world-class sports venues, hence why it has been chosen by UEFA to host the 2024 final. The stadium offers plenty of facilities and great transport links to the rest of Dublin via trams and buses. The stadium is a great choice and is perfectly located for visiting fans to have an fantastic experience.

Irish Hospitality

Dublin has earned a reputation as one of the world’s friendliest cities; a fact that was confirmed in a recent Conde Nast Traveler . The charming locals, many of whom are also passionate sports fans, help give the Irish capital a positive atmosphere. With football being the number 1 sport in Ireland, expect many locals to be in attendance and to try and purchase tickets.

Visiting fans to Dublin will be able to explore the small yet vibrant city.

Pubs and Bars

Ireland’s national drink was born in Dublin back in 1759. Even now, Guinness is still being crafted at the St. James’s Gate Brewery. Dublin provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the history of this iconic stout. The immense Guinness Storehouse offers a brilliant tour, showing visitors the brewing process. Before the Europa Final, take a tour and experience everything that the city has to offer.

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Dublin Center, Ireland

Of course, plenty of Guinness flows by the pint in Dublin’s exceptional pubs and bars. Even if visitors have the same drink in each bar, a pub crawl around Dublin offers plenty of fun and variety.

Exceptional Nightlife

The city of Dublin has vibrant, friendly, and great nightlife meaning the the Europa League will be in a great place for fans looking for a party. Visitors exploring the city’s streets will find no shortage of top-flight bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of traditional Irish pubs, offering a jolly atmosphere.

Visitors should try and sample some of Ireland’s traditional dishes. However, there are also plenty of international flavors and cuisines available as well, including at several Michelin Star eateries.

Rich History and Culture

Ireland’s capital was originally a native Irish settlement but has also been influenced by the Vikings. As such, Dublin’s churches, museums, and historical sites offer glimpses into the city’s rich and interesting history. For those itching to explore further afield, try local landmarks such as the medieval Drimnagh Castle which will take you just 6.5 km from the center.

As for culture, Dublin dazzles with world-class shows, concerts, and plays. Over the past decade or so, Dublin has become the starting point for several Game of Thrones-themed tours. The city also provides plenty of outdoor activities. One of the best ways to explore Dublin is to travel the city’s waterways via boat tours or a hired kayak. Plan and book these activities in advance, the best tours will be sure to sell-out days in advance. With potentially 50,000 visitors arriving for the match, expect hotel prices and Airbnb listings to be sold-out.

Picture-Perfect Parks

For visitors who fancy a quieter buildup to the Europa League final, Dublin has several picturesque parks. Walking through these green, quiet spaces is a great way to enjoy Dublin’s atmosphere. These are sure to be busier during game week.

The 2024 Europa League Final takes place in Dublin and ticket prices are already higher than the previous 5 seasons according to data collected right here on Seat Compare. Whether Liverpool, Rangers or another major European team makes it here, the game will be sold out. We recommend purchasing tickets before the finalists are announced.

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