Thousands In Town For Europa L...


Thousands In Town For Europa League Final

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:41 22 May 2024

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A massive garda operation is underway, as Dublin plays host to one of the most famous football tournaments in the world.

A traffic cordon around the Aviva Stadium will begin at 3pm ahead of kick-off at 8pm as Bayer Leverkusen take on Atalanta in the Europa League Final.

While Lansdowne Road Dart Station will be closed from 4pm this afternoon due to security reasons.

There's a fan festival at Dublin castle and fan zones at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and RDS Simmonscourt.

Dublin City Council is advising the public that the match practices will differ from normal and it says because of the potential for extra time and penalties, the game could run until 11pm.

Event organiser Alan Morrin says this is a great chance to put Dublin in the sporting spotlight; "It's the second biggest club final in Europe with a television audience in the millions and we expect over 20,000 Leverkusen and Atalanta fans into the city."

Road closures

A traffic cordon will be in place from 3pm at the following locations:

•Lansdowne Road – both sides from Northumberland Road to Herbert Road

•Shelbourne Road – both sides from Ballsbridge to Bath Avenue

•Bath Avenue – both sides from Londonbridge Road to Shelbourne Road

•Newbridge Avenue l Herbert Road l Lansdowne Lane from Northumberland Road to Shelbourne Road

•Lansdowne Park

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