Aviva Stadium

  • Lansdowne Road becomes Aviva Stadium

    Hibernian Aviva, Ireland’s largest insurance company, has secured the naming rights to the redeveloped Lansdowne Road ground which will now be called Aviva Stadium. The company have taken on the naming rights for a 10-year period and will provide investment support to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for their grassroots programmes.. From the outset the IRFU and the FAI stated that the naming rights would be an important element in the funding...

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  • Over Two Thirds Of Aviva Stadium Sold For Leinster v Munster

    Leinster have announced that 38,000 tickets have been sold for their Guinness Pro12 clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium this weekend. The annual fixture between the two provinces has taken place in the 50,000 capacity Aviva Stadium every season since 2010 and Leinster are expecting yet another bumper crowd for this weekend's game. Supporters have been advised that tickets are still available either online or in specific locations on the day. Elsewhere, Harlequins have announced that ticket s...

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  • PRO14 Final In Dublin In 2018

    Dublin’s Aviva Stadium has been confirmed as the destination venue for the championship decider in May. Tickets are now on sale for the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26, 2018. The event returns to Aviva Stadium where a record-breaking crowd of 45,566 witnessed history in May as Scarlets claimed their second Championship title with a thrilling 46-22 victory over Munster. CEO Martin Anayi told the press at the league’s launch event that he believes using the Aviva Stadium will pay dividends for...

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  • Aviva Renew With Premiership For Just One More Year

    Aviva has extended its title sponsorship of the English Premiership, the top tier of rugby union in the country despite having given notice in May 2016 that it would not be renewing. The new one-year deal will cover the 2017-18 season, which will mark Aviva’s eighth as title sponsor. Then insurance company first signed up in 2010 to a deal that was said to be worth £20m. A three year extension was agreed in 2014. Premiership Rugby has another year to find an alternative. The league had engage...

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  • John Hussey elected president of the IRFU

    ... John Hussey created a piece of sporting history when he became the first member from St. Mary’s College RFC (founded 111 years ago) to be enrolled as the 124th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union, at the Union’s annual Council Meeting in the Aviva Stadium, today, July 22nd.   A well-known chartered accountant, Hussey’s high profile business life includes a 12 year stint as Managing Partner of Arthur Young & Company, after which he spent a number of years as a director of two...

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  • Ireland Connect With Vodafone For Four Years

    ... of the summer tour to South Africa, will see Ireland's leading total communications provider become official telecoms partner to the IRFU as well as Ireland's main shirt sponsor. The new Canterbury-manufactured Ireland jersey has been revealed at the Aviva Stadium and will be worn by the team in South Africa for the first time. Over the coming four years Vodafone will use both new and existing technology to create events, activations and content that will benefit all rugby fans and Vodafone cu...

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  • Premiership Crowd Boost Since RWC

    Attendance figures for the Aviva Premiership have increased since the end of the Rugby World Cup 2011. Crowds have risen 10 per cent since the showpiece tournament ended in November. With 255,495 people attending rounds 7-10 this year compared to 231,842 from 2010. "The Aviva Premiership has never been in a stronger position," said Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty. "The battle at both the top and bottom of the Aviva Premiership is compelling and fans are voting with their feet....

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  • Face-To-Face With... Louisa Cheetham

    Insurance firm Aviva's partnership with rugby union has been a profitable one for the company, claims head of sponsorship Louisa Cheetham in an interview with iSportconnect. Aviva have a naming rights deal for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin as well as main sponsorship of the English Premiership and Cheetham claims their partnership with the Premiership has led to a strong return in terms of net promoter scores, awareness, considerations and trust for their brand. She said: "We work very hard to ta...

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  • Attendance Boost For Premiership

    Premiership Rugby has revealed that there has been a 14.2 per cent year-or-year rise in attendances across the league during the opening six rounds. The average attendance has increased from 10,251 in 2011 to 11,950 this year, which is great news for the Aviva Premiership and its organisers but there are a couple of major contributing factors to the improved figure. Saracens v Leicester Tigers in Round 3 attracted a crowd of 41,063 at Wembley Stadium. The average without that particular fixture...

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  • Premiership Final to Air Live on talkSPORT

    talkSPORT has agreed a deal with Premiership Rugby to broadcast live commentary of the Aviva Premiership semi-finals and final. All three matches will be broadcast live on talkSPORT, either on air or online, with both semi finals taking place on Saturday 12 May and the highlight of the domestic rugby season, the Aviva Premiership final, played at Twickenham on Saturday 26 May. talkSPORT will also continue to provide live reports from Aviva Premiership rugby games in the weeks leading up to the...

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