Ravenhill

  • 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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  • Ulster get funding for Ravenhill redevelopment

    Ulster are planning to redevelop their Ravenhill home after receiving £14.7 million from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. The money will help fund the construction of three new stands, which will increase the capacity from 11,400 to 18,000, and the club is looking for a naming partner for the new stadium, a strategy that is in vogue as both Twickenham and Murrayfield are reportedly considering doing the same. Northern Ireland based building contractor Gilbert-Ash NI Ltd has been tas...

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  • Tigers/Saints Announce Season Ticket Sales As New Ravenhill Prepares For Bow

    ... finances and spread their costs throughout the year and I’m delighted to see that the word is spreading about this payment option.”Over in Northern Ireland, Ulster chief executive Shane Logan has claimed the club could have sold out their new-look Ravenhill stadium 'eight times over' ahead of this weekend's Heineken Cup quarter final against Saracens.  Logan suggested that the clamour for tickets was such that when Saracens returned 1,500 of their 4,000 allocation, they were snapped up b...

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  • Fan Focus - Graeme McFedries

    ... live games do you see a season? I go to all of Ulster’s home games and try to make at least one of Ireland’s home Six Nations matches.   Do you go to any away games? Not as many as I would like to   Are you a season ticket holder? No   What makes Ravenhill such a difficult place for away sides? What’s the secret to such passionate support?   I think that away sides find it hard to come to Ravenhill because of the atmosphere that the fans create. Friday nights at Ravenhill have become...

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  • Ulster Get Go Ahead to Increase Capacity

    Ulster Rugby have been granted planning permission for redevelopment work at Ravenhill. The work will see a planned increase in the capacity of the 89-year-old stadium to approximately 18,200 making it capable of hosting a Rabo Direct PRO12 final or Heineken Cup quarter-final match. Drawings to upgrade and redevelop the remaining three sides of the ground were initially submitted to the planning authorities in August 2010, and in March 2011 it was announced that Ulster would be granted up to ...

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  • Ulster Agree New Deal With Kukri

    Ulster have agreed a five-year extension to their deal with sportswear brand Kukri, meaning they will remain the official kit supplier until the end of the 2018/19 season. The deal, which also sees Kukri become the retailer for the official Ulster shop at Ravenhill, is one of Kukri’s biggest and group director Phil Morris is happy to be staying involved with the Irish province. "This is great news for us and we are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Ulster. Ulster Rugby has...

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  • Working Week - Norrie Duffin, Ulster Ticket Office Manager

    Ulster Rugby’s celebrations at reaching the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup for the first time since they lifted the trophy in 1999 set in train a frantic week at Ravenhill for Norrie Duffin, the province’s ticket office manager.Norrie takes Running Rugby through not only her busiest week in the two years she has been in the job but one of the most hectic periods her place of work has ever known. Monday Easter Monday…It was supposed to be a day off but yesterday’s amazing victory agains...

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  • Heineken Cup Defeats To Cost Irish Rugby €2m

    ... just Munster. A potential Leinster vs Munster semi-final at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium was dashed by Leinster’s defeat to reigning champions Toulon at the weekend, whilst Ulster were defeated by Saracens in the first match at their newly redeveloped Ravenhill stadium. The economic benefit of an all-Irish semi-final in Dublin will now be replaced by a race for flights and match tickets in the south of France as Munster, the only remaining Irish side in the tournament, travel to take on Toulon. T...

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  • Stadium Sponsorship In Rugby On The Rise

    Ulster’s announcement this week that their famous Ravenhill stadium would be rebranded as part of a naming rights sponsorship deal with Kingspan was the latest in a increasing trend. In the last month, Scottish Rugby announced a similar partnership with BT Sport for Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, with the media giants also adding their name to the Arms Park in Cardiff. Stadium naming rights is hardly a new phenomenon in rugby with Ireland’s Aviva Stadium and Saracens’ Allianz Park servi...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    ... (53,500)Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork (43,500)Gaelic Grounds, Limerick (50,000)Pearse Stadium, Galway (26,000) McHale Park, Castlebar (42,000)Ireland's Leading Rugby Union Stadiums:Aviva Stadium, Dublin (52,000)Thomond Park, Limerick (26,500)RDS, Dublin (18,500)Ravenhill, Belfast (12,300)...

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