Ravenhill (Ulster)




85 Ravenhill Park, Belfast, BT6 0DG, Northern Ireland.

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Capacity of 12,000 Phone Number : +44 28 90 49 32 221

Ravenhill (Ulster) Ravenhill Stadium is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is used by Ulster Rugby. It has a normal capacity of 12,300 and is owned by the Irish Rugby Football Union. The grounds were opened in the 1923/24 season. The ground features an ornate arch at the entrance that was erected as a war memorial for those players killed in World War I and World War II. Ravenhill has hosted 18 international matches, including a pool game in both the 1991 and 1999 Rugby World Cups, which are at the bottom of the page. The most recent Ireland international to be played at the stadium was on 24 August 2007 against Italy as a World Cup warm-up match. Before that Scotland was the last visitor in the 1954 Five Nations Championship. Lansdowne Road has been the usual stadium for Ireland international rugby matches, but that is currently unavailable due to redevelopment, scheduled to be complete by 2009. Ravenhill also hosted the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship Final in which New Zealand defeated South Africa and numerous other pool and semi-final matches. Ulster Rugby have announced that Ravenhill is to undergo redevelopment.There is hope that it will host more Irish rugby Internationals in the future, even after Landsdowne Road is reopened.