Ulster’s Ravenhill to be renamed Kingspan Stadium

Ulster agree a deal to rename their iconic Ravenhill ground the Kingspan Stadium

By Gareth Llewellyn
Ulster chief executive Shane Logan and Kingspan Environmental MD Pat Freeman Photo: Ulster/Twitter

Ulster Rugby have joined the trend of selling stadium naming rights with Ravenhill becoming the Kingspan Stadium.

The Irish province have signed a 10-year deal with the Kingspan Group, the world’s leading provider of sustainable building materials, for the recently reopened Belfast stadium after a multi-million pound revamp which saw capacity increased to 18,000.

“We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Kingspan, one of Ulster’s most successful international companies, and to have secured a stadium naming rights partner for the first time,” said Ulster chief executive Shane Logan.

“This is a landmark deal and one that will have considerable benefits for all of rugby in Ulster.

“I want to thank Kingspan for its long-term commitment to the province and I look forward to many more special rugby occasions, from school and club finals to European match nights, at Kingspan Stadium in the future.”

Ulster are the second Irish province to sell the naming rights to their stadium after Munster agreed a deal with the Independent News and Media (INM) group to rebrand their Musgrave Park stadium and commercial HQ in Cork as Irish Independent Park for the next 10 years as it undergoes development.

Based in Co Cavan, Kingspan has been a sponsor of Ulster since 1999 and played an integral role in the recent redevelopment of the stadium with its high performance technologies.

“We are delighted to significantly extend our already strong association with Ulster Rugby by putting our name to such a wonderful sporting venue and are proud that the home of Ulster Rugby will be now known as Kingspan Stadium,” said Pat Freeman, Kingspan Environmental managing director.

Ulster’s Pro12 rivals Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh will also play in rebranded grounds next season after BT secured naming rights to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park and BT Murrayfield.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

BIOGRAPHY: Ryan Carter

BIOGRAPHY: Ethan Hazard

Juan Mata
Bruno Fernandes names the Man United player he’d self-isolate with
Philippe Coutinho
Chelsea FC told to sign 20-year-old over Philippe Coutinho this summer
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC could battle with Man United to sign 28-year-old forward – report
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal to open talks to sign 27-year-old FC Barcelona attacker – report
Juan Mata
Bruno Fernandes names the Man United player he’d self-isolate with
Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger opens up about a potential return to Arsenal
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Jurgen Klopp
Raphael Honigstein gives latest Liverpool FC transfer update on Timo Werner
Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger opens up about a potential return to Arsenal
Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard sends message to Man United fans after return