The stadium is made up of four seated stands which are fully covered, providing seating for up to 9,000 patrons. The Terrace areas can hold up to 9,000 people and are positioned close to the pitch parameter which allows supporters to be as close as possible to the action.
The Memorial End Stand is the most convenient stand to the Food Village within Kingspan Stadium. On the ground floor, patrons have access to two bars -- the Scrum and the Lineout Bar which hold up to 700 people each. The Kukri shop selling Ulster Rugby merchandise is also located in this stand. The first floor of the Memorial End Stand also houses the Nevin Spence Centre and Lecture Theatre (which are open outside of match night hours).
The Premium Stand which houses the H3 Lounge with a capacity of 550 on the first level and 280 in the top level corporate boxes, provides an exciting corporate hospitality area with excellent views of the pitch, fine dining and convenient bar access.
The Hughes Insurance Family Stand at the southern end of the stadium provides an area exclusively for families with children where no alcohol is served, the in-house brass band also entertains the crowd in the Family Stand from the upper concourse.
The main Grandstand seats over 2,600 supporters and provides uninterrupted views of the entire pitch. With two bars on the ground level and two members bars on the first level, the Grandstand continues to be the most sought-after location from which to enjoy a game.
PROFESSIONAL TEAM FACILITIES
The home and away dressing rooms provide quality facilities for both teams. The main changing room at the heart of the Grandstand includes ice baths, physio rooms, medical assessment rooms, coach's rooms, a flash interview area and referee planning and changing rooms. The stadium also boasts a state-of-the-art gym, training base, 3G training pitch and outdoor gym.
On entry through both the Onslow Parade and the Mount Merrion Avenue entrance spectators will find themselves in the stadium Food Village, where there is a wide range of mobile street food outlets serving everything from fish and chips to dinky donuts. At the heart of the Food Village is the Phoenix Dome Fan Zone, which provides a hub for meet the players' events, live music from the Q Radio Street-team, photo booths, giveaways and fan competitions.
The bar facilities at Kingspan Stadium provide indoor space for up to 3,900 patrons. The largest of which are the Heineken Quarter, located at the south end of the Grandstand and the Club House located at the north end of the Grandstand, which can hold up to 700 supporters each. All bars are fully equipped with plasma TV screens, draft and bottled beverages and provide a great meeting point for supporters.
Two member's bars are located within the main Grandstand - 'The 1924' and the 'Spirit of '99' which provide hospitality options including VIP drinks receptions.
Kingspan Stadium recently received 'The William Keown Trust' Prestige Access Award in recognition of its high accessibility standards and user-friendly environment. The stadium has 76 wheelchair accessible locations plus complimentary companion seats across three main stands with full lift access and toilet facilities. The stadium also provides ambulant seating, visually impaired seating, hearing loops, audio description and accessible changing facilities.
The media facilities at Kingspan Stadium are world class and include 80 desk spaces for journalists on the top level of the Grandstand. 16 spaces are designated radio broadcasting locations with ISDN lines and 64 locations have hardwired internet access.
The Media Suite provides a comfortable environment for journalists and broadcasters to work and carry out post-match interviews. Photographers have a separate hub, pitchside, which is hardwired with 20 data points for the quick filing of imagery.
KINGSPAN STADIUM VALUES
We are proud that a night at Kingspan Stadium is a safe, enjoyable, inclusive experience for people of all ages. We have a number of traditions and values that we believe make our stadium one of the best places in Europe to watch live rugby.
- We are passionate in our support
- We are silent during kicks at goal
- We respect the match officials' decisions
- We drink responsibly
- We are mindful of our language, especially when there are children and young people around us
- We do not tolerate sectarian, homophobic or derogatory language
- We respect the opposition players, supporters, management and officials