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Ed Sheeran’s Croke Park Performances: Stage Times, Ticket Access, and Everything Else You Need to Know

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Ed Sheeran will be taking the stage for his Croke Park gigs this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.

However, organizers encourage ticket holders to arrive early at the stadium to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the opening concerts.

That shape of you Singer kicks off his Irish gigs this week as he is set to perform to an intimate crowd in Whelans tonight and Vicar Street tomorrow.

Tickets for the British singers’ Croke Park dates this weekend are still available, with tickets starting at €70 and going as high as €98.15.

Since the stadium has a capacity of over 80,000 spectators, An Garda Síochána said a comprehensive policing plan has been put in place to create a safe environment for concert-goers and to minimize disturbance to local residents.

When do the doors open?

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. on April 23 and 24 and Ed Sheeran takes the stage at 8:00 p.m.

Tony McGuinness, head of stadium operations and events at Croke Park, said he was delighted that this weekend will see the first full capacity concert since 2019.

“Arrive early and soak up the atmosphere,” he said, encouraging people to enjoy themselves but also “respect the area as if it were your own.”

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Who are the Support Acts?

There will be two support acts this evening including one of our very own Limerick rapper Denise Chaila.

British singer-songwriter Maisie Peters will also take the stage before Ed Sheeran.

Can I bring a bag?

Aiken Promotions, the organizers of the event, have reminded people that no bags larger than A4 size are allowed in the stadium.

“Another thing we want people to be aware of is that this is an outdoor event so be prepared, we can’t zoom in on the weather forecast but we were still a little way out,” they added.

Can I pick up my ticket there?

No, tickets are only available digitally for both dates at Croke Park, so concertgoers are reminded to have their phones fully charged as there will be no ticket collection.

Can I use a ticket I didn’t buy?

If a friend or family member bought your ticket, you can still use it. All you have to do is go to Ticketmaster.ie and change the details to your name.

How do I get to Croke Park?

Visitors to the concerts are strongly advised to travel by public transport as parking is very limited.

There are several ways to get to Drumcondra from Dublin city centre.

It is best to avoid driving as parking would be difficult and traffic to be expected.

The train station is the best choice to avoid the traffic and it is located right next to Centra on Drumcondra street and within walking distance from the stadium.

Drumcondra station is on the Maynooth line and therefore serves many stations including Connolly station.

Buses 1, 13, 16, 33 and 41 all stop on Drumcondra Street.

Superintendent Martin Mooney has advised those planning to park their own vehicle in the city center car parks.

“I ask guests to plan their trip in advance and use public transportation,” he said.

“There will be additional darts, commuter routes, Dublin buses and for those attending with their own vehicle please use municipal car parks. I kindly ask you to check the closing times.

“There is a car park near O’Connell’s school but it fills up very quickly so assume there isn’t any parking nearby.”

He advises private buses to use the designated bus stop on Collins Avenue, which is a 1.7-mile walk from the stadium.

“There is no drop and go in or around Croke Park, there is no bus parking at Mount Joy Square, bus parking has been provided at a facility on Collins Avenue adjacent to the Whitehall St Colmcilles GAA site.

“Coaches and buses should take the M50 down onto the N1 and onto Collins Avenue.”

Superintendent Mooney has stressed there will be significant traffic bans around the stadium this Saturday and Sunday so residents should ensure they collect their parking permits at Fitzwilliam Garda train station.

“In the morning from 7 a.m. there are no more parking cones on the main street and the side streets,” he said.

“We will be taking in residents and people who have businesses in our cordon until 2.30pm and after that it will only be residents.

“From 10:15 p.m., no vehicles other than rescue vehicles are allowed to enter our cordon.

“There are still a number of residents out there who have not collected their 2022 vehicle registration documents. I would ask that residents who have not picked him up go to Fitzwilliam St Garda Station and bring photo ID and a utility bill Prove your address and you will be given three IDs.

“It will be easier for us and for them when it comes to our lockdown.”

Can I be in the stadium beforehand?

Gardaí strongly encourage the public not to congregate around the stadium, particularly the Croke Park Hotel, as this would disrupt foot traffic.

“We all know Croke Park was built in a residential area, so we ask people to be mindful and respectful of residents and to behave appropriately,” said Superintendent Mooney.

“Issues such as illegal parking, anti-social behavior, drinking, urinating and littering are addressed through a fixed payment notice.

“There is zero tolerance for that. Be very careful, treat people as you would like to be treated or your families.”

Which entrance do I go to?

There are a few different entrances to Croke Park so check on your ticket which one you need to go to, they are all colour-coded.

There are usually many stewards who can direct you to the right place as well.

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