The Rugby Groud Guide

Stadium and Tickets

Stadium Name  Kingspan Stadium (for sponsorship reasons)

Stadium Address              85 Ravenhill Road

                                                                Belfast

                                                                Northern Ireland

               

                Telephone          (44) 2890 493 222

Fax         (44) 2890 491 522

                Capacity               18,196

               

                Club History        Ulster turned professional along with its fellow Irish provinces in 1995, and has completed in the Celtic League since it was founded in 2001.

Ulster won the Celtic League in 2006 and the Heineken Cup in 1999. They were runners-up in the latter in 2012.

               

The Stadium       Owned by the Irish Rugby Football Union, the ground was opened for the 1923/4 season.

The new stand at Ravenhill was officially opened on October 9, 2009 by First Minister Peter Robinson.

 The stand is on the Mount Merrion side of the ground, and consists of a terraced area, over 500 premium seats, and 20 corporate boxes. The terrace area is now covered by a roof for the first time in the ground's history.

                                In 2011 the Northern Ireland Executive announced that it had granted £138m for                              various stadium redevelopment projects throughout Northern Ireland. Ulster Rugby                     will receive approximately £14.5 of this, which will be used to redevelop Ravenhill                   and expand its capacity to 18,000

In 2012, Ulster Rugby confirmed that three new stands will be built at Ravenhill, with work commencing in late 2012. The existing stands at the Memorial and Aquinas ends of the ground were redesigned and the main stand demolished and rebuilt. This refurbishment was completed in April 2014, in time for a Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens.

                               

               

                                On the east of the ground is a large stand that has a large standing terrace, corporate boxes and premier seating, alongside a full bar and restaurant

There are two stands at either end of the ground known as the Memorial stand and the Family Stand. Both feature large covered seating areas with standing terraces to the front, thus ensuring that the tradition of “Standing Up for the Ulsterman” can continue The Memorial Stand also houses a new ticket office, shop and bar area underneath. The Aquinas Stand is the designated family area of the ground and home to the changing rooms, training and media facilities.

On the west of the ground is another large new stand, again with seating to the rear and standing to the front.

               

                Tickets 

(44) 2890 493 222

                Tickets can be bought online or usually from the ground itself on the day of the match.

                Ticket Prices      (2015/16)

http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Ulster-Rugby-tickets/

 

 

 

updated October 2015

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2015

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