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Monday, June 3, 2013

Celtic v Liverpool Aviva Stadium 10th August 2013, Accommodation near Aviva, Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guesthouses, tickets for Celtic v Liverpool Aviva

Celtic v Liverpool Aviva Stadium 10th August 2013, Accommodation near Aviva, Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guesthouses, tickets for Celtic v Liverpool Aviva

Celtic will play Liverpool at Aviva Stadium on the 10th of August 2013, this will be an historic occasion as both Celtic and Liverpool has long established links to Irish Fans. Dublin Hotels and Dublin Guesthouses will be buzzing with excited fans and Aviva Stadium regulars. Accommodation near Aviva Stadium will enjoy a harvest of guests who will enjoy some of the best Hotels and Guesthouses in Dublin. Dublin Bars and Restaurants will serve up local produce and high quality meats to ensure that the Celtic and Liverpool teams and their fans are set for a great game of Aviva Football as well as a weekend of summer festival activity.

Celtic Football History

Celtic Football Club has a long and illustrious history, having always competed in the highest level of football in Scotland, currently the Scottish Premier League. The club was constituted in 1887, and played its first game in 1888. Celtic play home games at Celtic Park, which is the largest football stadium in Scotland. In 2005–06, Celtic's home games attracted an average attendance of 58,149, making Celtic third only to Manchester United and Arsenal in average attendance for any football club in the UK.

In 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup, which had previously been the preserve of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish clubs. Celtic remain the only Scottish club ever to have reached the final, and are one of only two clubs to have won the trophy with a team composed entirely of players from the club's home country; all of the players in the side were born within 30 miles of Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Liverpool Football History

Liverpool F.C. was founded after an internal dispute within Everton F.C. The dispute was between the Everton F.C. committee and brewer John Houlding, the landholder of the Anfield ground and president of Everton F.C.

The Everton committee viewed Tory councillor Houlding as having a personal financial and political agenda. There was a sharp conflict on the business model of how the club was run. Relations were cold once the Everton committee saw Houldings intentions and moves.

Anfield was owned by Houlding one year after Everton moved in. Houlding bought the land from landowner Orrell. Everton initially made a donation to a local hospital in lieu of rent. After one year they were paying rent to their own president. Mr Orrell owned the adjacent land. Houlding had sole lucrative selling rights on all refreshments at the ground. 

The largely Methodist based politically Liberal leaning Everton F.C. committee were uneasy with this, especially the potential selling of alcohol. This would take revenue away from the club. Houlding also increased the rent from £100 to £250 per year, after Everton came 2nd in the second Football League season, 1890. Everton offered a compromise of £180. An international match was hosted, England vs. Ireland indicating the quality of Anfield at the time. The rent was not a major issue as the club's profits were substantial. However, from paying a small contribution to a local hospital, Everton five years later was paying £250, a substantial sum in those days.