Kingspan Stadium

  • Ulster Sign Over Ravenhill Naming Rights To Kingspan

    Ulster Rugby has signed a 10-year agreement with the Kingspan Group for the naming rights to their world famous Ravenhill Stadium. The agreement will see Ravenhill, recently redeveloped to hold 18,000 spectators, renamed as the Kingspan Stadium and will result in significant investment for the game of rugby at all levels within the province, with the Belfast Telegraph reporting that the deal will be worth £4m over ten years. Kingspan has been a sponsor of Ulster Rugby since 1999 and the deal is...

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  • Kingspan Stadium To Host Pro12 Final

    Belfast has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final with Ulster's Kingspan Stadium to welcome supporters on Saturday May 30th 2015.  It is the first time that the Pro12 has staged a 'destination final’ at a neutral ground, rather than one of the competing teams. The aim is for title sponsors Guinness to help support a festival of rugby throughout the whole city around date of the final. Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday 3rd February through both Ulster and Ticke...

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  • Kingspan Adds Ulster Shirt Sponsorship To Stadium Naming Rights

    ... them achieve maximum return on their investments.” Pat Freeman from Kingspan added: "The partnership between Kingspan and Ulster Rugby is already well established, both through our long-term sponsorship of the province and our recent agreement for Kingspan Stadium. “Over the past decade, Kingspan Group has significantly grown its business around the world, but particularly in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe. “As Ulster Rugby competes in two high-profile tournaments throughout these...

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  • Ireland Launch Women's RWC2017 Bid

    ... a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017 at locations in both Dublin and Belfast. University College Dublin is the intended host for the tournament pool stages before the play-offs and finals stages at Queen's University Sport and the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The IRFU is also tabling a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and chief executive Phillip Browne said this new bid was a reflection of the growing momentum of women's rugby in Ireland. He said: "Interest and participa...

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  • Xmas Weekend Brings Pro12 Second Highest Total Gate

    ... included a 50,645 attendance at Aviva Stadium for Leinster Rugby v Munster Rugby. It also comes close to matching the 104,295 attendance of Round 21 in the 2015/16 season which included a 68,262 gate at the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day. Games at Kingspan Stadium, Thomond Park and BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park hosted sell-out crowds while BT Murrayfield, Liberty Stadium and Stadio Monigo also recorded their highest attendances of the campaign. Martin Anayi, CEO for the Guinness PRO12, pai...

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  • Abbey Insurance Back Ulster Stand And Academy

    Abbey Insurance has announced two major sponsorship agreements with Ulster Rugby. The three-year partnership will see Northern Ireland's largest locally owned insurance broker sponsor the Ulster Rugby Academy and Kingspan Stadium's Family Stand. The exclusive agreement will see the Aquinas end stand at Kingspan Stadium renamed the Abbey Insurance Family Stand with the brand rolling out a range of family friendly match day initiatives throughout the season. The Academy will be branded the Abbey I...

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  • Women's RWC Pool Game Tickets Go On Sale

    ... and €15 for adults. Family tickets (two adults and two children) start from just €25 for Billings Park and €40 for the UCD Bowl, per day. Tickets for the final stages of the tournament are already on sale. The semi-finals will take place at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Tuesday 22 August with the final scheduled for Saturday 26 August, again in the home of Ulster Rugby. Ranking play-off games will take place at Queen's University, Belfast on the same dates. Ireland's knock-out matche...

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  • Ireland Name 2023 Bid Stadiums

    Ireland launched it’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid in earnest this week with the release of the “longlist” of Stadiums being considered to host games and a rousing promotional video narrated by Liam Neeson.   The 12 potential Stadiums that could host the matches include venues in every province: Rugby strongholds such as the Aviva Stadium, the RDS, Thomond Park in Limerick and Belfast's Kingspan at Ravenhill were listed alongside eight GAA venues including Croke Park, Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork)...

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  • Brew Heads Scarlets Commercial Team

    Scarlets have hired former player Nathan Brew as head of commercial. Brew, 35, will head up Scarlets' commercial team as the region looks to continue the development and growth of the brand on the back of recent successes. Brew's professional playing career spanned a decade representing Newport, Dragons, Bristol and Scarlets. He was bestowed with international honours at Under 19, Under 21 and at senior level. Brew also brings with him experience in business development and account management, p...

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  • 'State Of The Union' View From Commercial Heads At Irish Provinces

    ... around that.” Full interview... Enda Lynch Munster's Commercial Director Ulster is also the only province to successfully build naming rights into its commercial armoury to date signing a 10 year deal at the time of redevelopment of what is now known as Kingspan Stadium.  “Our objective was to find the right brand that shared our core values and ethos,” said Fiona Hampton, Head of Sales and Marketing for Ulster Rugby. “Kingspan is an Ulster company with an international footprint and a...

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