Home to Ulster Rugby, the professional rugby team and also available for other sports to make use of, the Kingspan Stadium has been witness to many memorable events such as football matches, charity events and a rugby festival for people with disabilities. The stadium layout is comprised of covered seated stands that can seat up to 9,000 people, a terrace area which can also accommodate 9,000 people, two bars and other stands that reach a combined seating capacity of 18,196 spectators. Regularly hosting a range of sportive events, Kingspan Stadium is one of the leading Belfast venues.
Situated on the Mount Merrion Avenue, the stadium is easily accessible by car, plane, bus and other means of transport.
By train and tube: if you choose to arrive by train you can make use of the Belfast Central station. Note, though, that the station is quite far from the venue, and be advised to catch a bus (see below) to get to the stadium.
By bus: Unfortunately, the stadium is far from the city cetre, which is why public commute routes are scarce. However, shuttle buses are provided by Translink from the Europa Bus Station and other city locations, also offering return travels after the game.
By car: Not the most car friendly zone due to its proximity to the residential areas. Still, if you follow A24 or A55 routes, you should have no difficulty getting to the stadium.
International: The Kingspan Stadium is in the reach of both the Belfast City Airport and the Belfast International Airport, making it the ideal place for sports tourism and travel. Foreign visitors can either take a can or make use of the shuttle bus service.
The club has managed to compensate for the strict parking restrictions associated with proximity to residential areas by signing partnerships with strategic parking locations. Although the parking spaces are very limited, there are always spots for the Blue Badge holders.
Access for people with special needs
The Kingspan Stadium has been recognised and awarded as a high accessibility and high standard venue, offering 76 wheelchair and companion seats that are placed throughout the main stands.