The Rugby Groud Guide

Stadium & Tickets

Stadium Name  Royal Dublin Society Arena

Stadium Address              Ballsbridge

                                                Dublin

                                                Eire

Capacity               18,500 (16,500 Seated)

               

The Stadiums:

R.D.S.Arena

Leinster's current home ground is the RDS Arena. Games were first played here,              initially just for Heineken Cup matches, during season 2005/06. However, by the following season all games had been moved to the RDS.

The RDS has undergone large scale redevelopment since Leinster moved in, and now has a mostly seated capacity of 18,500.

As the RDS (which stands for Royal Dublin Society) remains a show jumping venue, the North and South Stands are removable. A roof has been constructed to cover the re-built Grandstand opposite the Anglesea Stand.

The RDS will be Leinster's home until 2027, and there are plans for a 17 million euro redevelopment that will boost capacity to 23,000.

The stadium has two main covered stands running along the touchlines. The Anglesea Stand is the older of the two, and also offers the only standing terrace in the ground to its front.

Sitting opposite is the impressive modern Grandstand. Behind both sets of posts are large sections of uncovered seating, known as the North and South Stands that can be removed for the equestrian events that also take place at the RDS.

 

Aviva Stadium   For bigger games Leinster play their home games at the Aviva Stadium, which has an all-seater capacity of 51,700.These are often key games in the Heineken Cup or major PRO12 games against domestic rivals.

               

Donnybrook Stadium     Leinster's traditional home over the years has been Donnybrook Stadium in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.Donnybrook consists of a single covered stand, and three        sides of open terracing. A move across Dublin to the RDS for Leinster was needed to accommodate growing crowds, as the 6,000 capacity stadium had become too small.

Leinster A play their British and Irish Cup games here.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated September 2015

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2015

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