The following information is supplied from the website Amberley Guesthouse Dublin (www.amberleyhousedublin.com)
- The 3 Arena Dublin is one of the largest indoor concert venues in Ireland with a capacity of 14,500. When concerts are fully seated the capacity of the 3 Arena reduces to 9,500.
- The 3 Arena was known as the O2 Arena from 2008 to 2014. The name was changed after a takeover of the O2 communications company by Three Ireland, another communications company.
- When the concert venue first opened in 1988 it was known as The Point Depot and locally it was simply known as "The Point". Although this name was changed 8 years ago it is still widely referred to as "The Point".
- In 2011 the 3 Arena was named the 5th busiest theatre in the world with 670,000 ticket sales. The fact that almost every gig is a guaranteed sell out makes the 3 Arena a very profitable proposition to global super stars.
- The furthest seat from the stage is located just 60 metres away. The 3 Arena was designed to be a big venue with an intimate feeling. Meaning that if One Direction were on stage and noticed Usain Bolt in the audience, he could be on stage in 4.8 seconds.
- You can purchase alcohol in the 3 Arena at designated Kiosks. The price of alcohol in the arena can be quite high and a pint of lager could set you back as much as €6.50. Bringing outside drinks into the 3 Arena is a big no-no and bags and bodies are subject to search. Security at the 3 Arena are also very strict on the rules surrounding the sale of alcohol so make sure you have your I.D to avoid disappointment.
- There is a designated smoking area in the 3 Arena and you can also bring your drink out to the smoking area. You cannot smoke anywhere else in the 3 Arena other than this designated smoking area and this includes e-cigarettes or "Vaping".
- Tickets for events are not sold at the 3 Arena venue. You must purchase your tickets from Ticketmaster who are the sole ticket provider for the 3 Arena. Tickets purchased on Ticketmaster's website are charged a booking fee of 12.5%, so try to book your tickets at one of the Ticketmaster centres.
- The 3 Arena do have a centre or kiosk for ticket collection. The kiosk opens at 6.30pm before each event.
- There is a bar, The Green Room, located beside the 3 Arena which serves food and drink at reasonable prices. A burger and chips will set you back €12.50 and drinks are also charged at a fair price.
- Getting to the 3 Arena is easy, you can take the 151 bus, you can drive or walk, but by far the best mode of transport is the LUAS (Dublin's tram system). The LUAS red line travels directly through the city centre, stopping at Heuston Station, O'Connell Street, Connolly Station and the 3 Arena. Tickets for the LUAS can be purchased from roadside vending machines at each stop.
We hope this guide to the 3 Arena was helpful and hope you all enjoy your night out whether it be a concert, comedian or a sports event. Guests of Amberley House who are attending the 3 Arena get a free bottle of wine, when they book here on our official site. Amberley House is located beside the LUAS stop at Busáras so you will be at the 3 Arena in 15 minutes.
For a list of events that are taking place in the 3Arena in 2015 click here
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