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  • Croke Park Stadium Design 1993 - 2005
    Phase One The Cusack Stand Phase one of the Croke Park redevelopment began in 1993 with the demolition of the old Cusack Stand By summer 1995 the new Cusack Stand became part of the Dublin skyline Completed in 1997 this new Cusack Stand is 180m long 35m high has a capacity for 25 000 people and contains 46 hospitality suites As more of a stand alone project in mid 1998 a major high technology Museum incorporating numerous items of GAA memorabilia was opened underneath the Cusack Stand Phase Two The Canal End Terrace Phase two started in late 1998 with the demolition of the Canal End Terrace and extension of the new stand completed in time for the 2000 All Ireland finals In April 2006 The Canal End was renamed the Davin Stand in honour of Maurice Davin the first president of the GAA This phase also saw the creation of a tunnel which was later named the Ali tunnel in honour of Muhammad Ali and his fight in Croke Park Phase Three The Hogan Stand Phase three saw the building of the new Hogan Stand which completed the stadium s famous horseshoe effect This required a greater variety of

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  • Croke Park Perfect Pitch
    pitch is nearly twice the size of a conventional soccer field at 15 000 m 2 Pitch Makeup At ground level the drainage system installed is connected to huge suction fans which allow us to blow air through the pitch and suck water out These pipes are covered with a 300 mm layer of permeable pebble stone which has a drainage rate of about 900 mm per hour Over this a carefully selected Wexford sand forms the lower rootzone into which the undersoil heating system is installed The undersoil heating system works on a series of hot water pipes transferring heat to the sand rootzone The sand continues to a depth of 260 mm with a specialist fibre stabilising agent tilled into the sand to keep the surface stable On top of this is a 40 mm specialist sod which is a 100 natural sandy loam soil The sward upper layer of soil is covered in 100 perennial ryegrass Download the Croke Park Pitch Diagram During the returfing operation in July 2009 1500 roles of turf were installed on the pitch in just 3 days with games played immediately afterwards The pitch also has a fully automatic irrigation system which allows water application for grass growth and preparation for play Environment Although the stadium is well designed the covered end Davin does pose restrictions for light intensity on the pitch especially during winter This means that artificial lighting rigs are needed to supplement sun light on the pitch and allow the grass to grow in the shade Management Croke Park employ three professional groundsmen and daily tasks include pedestrian mowing and pitch repairs Croke Park operates an environmentally friendly cultural management system on the turf which involves a series of mechanical renovations yearly to improve pitch performance and minimise pests

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  • Stadium Non Match Day Accessibilty
    Shop Stadium information Match day information Getting Here Facilities Accessibility Match Day Concert Non Match Day Health Safety Community Sustainability Croke Park Superstore Advertising The Croke Park Hotel Non Match Day Croke Park Conference Centre is fully wheelchair accessible on non match days Parking Arrangements There is ample car parking spaces available on both sides of the stadium for disabled visitors for all non match day activities View Conference Centre

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  • Stadium Health and Safety Policy
    an Chrócaigh Teoranta PCT to promote high standards of health safety and welfare that complies with the provisions and requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work General Application 2007 Regulations the Code of Practice for Safety at Sports Grounds and all other relevant statutory provisions and codes of practice Páirc an Chrócaigh Teoranta is committed to Ensuring that all Croke Park personnel whether full time part time or voluntary are informed of the Health Safety Policy through their safety induction to the Company and on going safety training and to bring to their attention the contents of the Safety Statement to all at least annually by providing them with access to the document Making available Croke Park s Health Safety Policy to interested third parties through entry points into the stadium and on Croke Park Website Encouraging full and effective joint consultation with Croke Park personnel and third parties on all health safety and welfare at work matters To provide health surveillance where a need is identified by a risk assessment or where prescribed by law The continual improvement of the Safety Management System ensuring that it is

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  • Croke Park Rules and Regulations - Stadium Gound Regulation
    persons entering the ground agree to be searched by a member of the Garda Siochána 5 Every person including infants entering the ground must have a ticket 6 The following are not permitted 6 1 Entry upon the pitch or engaging in conduct that causes or is likely to cause injury or harm to or otherwise interferes with disrupts hinders or distracts a person playing in refereeing or otherwise having a role in a match at this ground 6 2 Any unauthorised contact with the boundary wall surrounding the pitch or incursion on to the pitch Any such unauthorised contact or incursion constitutes a trespass to property 6 3 The climbing of floodlight or other pylons stands or other buildings Such behaviour constitutes a trespass to property 6 4 Throwing any object onto the pitch 6 5 Remaining or loitering in any gangway or aisle 6 6 Behaving in an offensive or indecent manner 6 7 Bringing of alcohol into the ground 6 8 Bringing into the ground of fireworks selfie sticks smoke canisters bottles glasses cans flags banners poles distress signals laser pointers and other similar articles or containers including anything which could or might be used as a

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  • General Stadium Information
    lost property is taken to a secure storage location and the details entered into a register If you wish to claim property which you believe to be lost within the confines of the Stadium then please call 01 8192300 Please note that this line will not be in operation on the day of an event Facilities for Disabled Spectators Wheelchair users and other disabled spectators enter the Stadium via the A2 Gate beside the Cusack turnstiles Viewing areas for wheelchair users and dedicated toilet facilities are available on Level 4 of the Davin and Cusack Stands A number of stewards have voluntarily undertaken specific disability awareness training These stewards will be pleased to offer assistance to our disabled visitors Click here for more information on Stadium Accessibility Persistent Standing Standing during matches or other events is not permitted Spectators should remain seated at all times and not obstruct the view of others during exciting passages of play Prohibited Items Click here to view the list of the Ground Regulations Toilets Toilets are situated on every level of the Stadium and can be found by following the concourse signs To view them on the facilities maps please click here Baby Changing

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  • Stadium Smoking Policy
    2004 Croke Park Stadium operates a no smoking policy except in designated areas This policy has been developed to protect all employees customers and visitors to the stadium from exposure to second hand smoke and to ensure a safe and healthy working environment The designated smoking areas are located in areas of the stadium that are compliant with the regulations Please look for signs for designated smoking areas or enquire

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  • Stadium Safety Achievements - Croke Park Awards
    won a major Category 1 NISO award These honours recognise organisations that have achieved high standards in safety and ar e deemed the best within their business category Employer Award 2010 Croke Park wins Employer Award from Employ Ability in recognition of the ongoing contribution to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace Stadium Business Award 2010 Croke Park Stadium win the Safety Award for training and management the record speaks for itself 2008 2009 had over 4 million visitors without major issues The winners of the Stadium Business Awards were announced on the 18th June 2010 These are the first awards to recognise achievements in the stadium industry with all aspects of the international stadium and sports venue sector covered O2 Ability Award 2010 Croke Park successfully participated in the O2 Ability Awards 2010 programme and achieved the status of Ability Company in the area of Best Practice Customer Service Croke Park was shortlisted for a Category O2 Ability Award in Customer Service based on the high standard of their application form which was verified by the Kanchi and PricewaterhouseCoopers Assessment team through an onsite assessment as part of the O2 Ability Awards 2010 programme NISO President

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