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The Aviva Stadium Is Hosting The Heineken Champions Cup Final: What To Know

The Aviva Stadium Is Hosting The Heineken Champions Cup Final: What To Know

Aviva Stadium opened in 2010 and will host the Heineken Champions Cup Final and the EPCR Challenge Cup Final in 2023. Here's what to know about the stadium

May 9, 2023 by Joe Harrington
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For the first time in a decade, the Heineken Champions Cup Final is back in Dublin, as the capital city of Ireland, home to the world’s No.1 national team, takes Rugby’s center stage. 

And for the second time Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road is the venue. 

This year’s EPCR Challenge Cup Final and Champions Cup Final is May 19 and 20 at Aviva Stadium and features the Glasgow Warrirors vs. RC Toulon in the EPCR Challenge Cup Final and a rematch of last year’s Heineken Cup Final between Leinster Rugby and La Rochelle. 

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Aviva Stadium is one of top stadiums in Europe. Here’s what to know about the host venue of this year’s Heineken Cup Final. 

Aviva Stadium Is The Home Stadium Of Leinster Rugby

Aviva Stadium is the only venue to have hosted a rugby match in every stage of this year’s knockout rounds of the Heineken Cup. 

Leinster, who was the favorite to win the European Championship in 2022, one Pool A and received home field advantage in the knockout rounds. Aviva Stadium was selected as the final venue more than a year ago, meaning Leinster wouldn’t have to venture out of Dublin during the knockout stage. 

Where Is Aviva Stadium And Is It On Lansdowne Road?

In 1872, Lansdowne Road Stadium opened in Dublin. Named after the street it was on, Lansdowne Ropad Stadium was in the Ballsbridge neighborhood of Dublin and became one of the most famous stadiums in Ireland. Lansdowne Road Stadium hosted soccer matches, concerts (Michael Jackson played at Lansdowne Road) and of course, Rugby matches. 

Lansdowne Road hosted the Champions Cup on 1999 and 2003. 

But the old stadium was demolished in 2007 and a new 50,000-seat stadium was built on the same spot. 

The new stadium opened in August 2010 as Aviva Stadium. 

What Is Aviva Stadium Named After?

The Aviva Group Ireland is the Irish arm of a British insurance company. The company bought the naming rights before the new stadium opened in 2010.

Is Aviva Stadium Ireland’s Largest Stadium? No. 

Croke Park in Dublin is the largest stadium in Ireland with a capacity of 82,300. But for years the stadium had restrictions on which sports could be played at the stadium due to its connections with the Gaelic Athletic Association, whose headquarters are at the stadium. 

Aviva Stadium, though, is Ireland’s first only UEFA Elite Stadium, or category 4 stadium. 

When Was The Last Time Aviva Stadium Hosted The Heineken Champions Cup Final?

Aviva Stadium hosted the Heineken Champions Cup Final in 2013, the last time the venue has hosted. That match also featured Toulon, who beat Clermont 16-15 in front of 50,198 fans. Ten years before that, Lansdowne Road had hosted. 

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The EPCR announced in April 2023 that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the two finals.

Completed in 2019, the incredible stadium can host up to 62,800 and has already played host to Football, NFL, and Rugby fixtures. 

The final matches are schedule for May 24 and May 25. 

When Is The Heineken Champions Cup Final 2023?

The Heineken Cup final is at 11:45 a.m. EST on May 20. 

When Is The European Challenge Cup Final 2023?

The Challenge Cup Final is at 3 p.m. EST on May 19, the Friday before the Heineken Champions Cup Final between Leinster Rugby and La Rochelle. 

How To Watch The Heineken Champions Cup Final 2023 

All European Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup games are streaming in the U.S. on FloRugby and the FloSports app.

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How To Watch Glasgow Warriors v Toulon In EPCR European Challenge Cup Final

The European Challenge Cup will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app.

Video replays, highlights, news and updates can also be found on FloRugby and the FloSports app. 

What Channel Is the Challenge Cup Final On?

The Challenge Cup Final will broadcast on several channels in Europe including BT Sports, France TV and beIN Sports among others. But the only way to watch the EPCR Challenge Cup is on FloRugby or the FloSports app.

What Channel Is The Heineken Champions Cup Final On?

The Heineken Champions Cup will be on several channels in Europe, including BT Sport, France TV, BeIn Sports and RTE among others. 

But the only way to watch the Heineken Champions Cup in the U.S. is on FloRugby and the FloSports app.

How Much Are Heineken Cup Final Tickets

There are still tickets available on Ticketmaster for the event, but they are limited. 

Prices on Ticketmaster begin at €55, or about $69 dollars in the U.S. 

Aviva Stadium has a 51,700 capacity. Tickets went on sale last year. 

For more ticket information, visit the EPCR’s website.