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Ulster Rugby makes major investment in Kingspan Stadium matchday experience

VISITORS to the Kingspan Stadium will now benefit from a range of state-of-the-art facilities following a six-figure investment by Ulster Rugby.

The upgrades include new digital turnstile scanners, LED floodlights, two high definition big screens, the latest audio-visual technology in the A&L Goodbody premium lounge, along with an improved queuing system and an increased number of contactless terminals for the many on-site bars, and are designed to enhance the matchday experience for spectators at the 18,000 capacity arena.

Ulster Rugby chief executive Jonny Petrie said: “The Kingspan Stadium is already widely regarded as one of the finest rugby stadia in Europe, but our plans for ongoing investment in the months and years ahead demonstrate our commitment to providing an even greater experience, whether it's your first time visiting or you're a seasoned supporter.”

New ticket scanners at the turnstiles have been installed in partnership with Ticketmaster to improve ease of use and stadium security while Ulster Rugby has worked with USA company Musco Lighting and Cork-based Sherry Electrical to add four new LED floodlights.

The installation of two new ScannerVision 8.6m x 5m screens brings further technological upgrades to the stadium while visitors to the Premium Lounge will benefit from a new integrated audio-visual system installed by Ballymena-based Absolute Technologies.

Venue partner Mount Charles has also introduced floor graphics, along with an increased number of contactless terminals for payment, which will reduce waiting times on match nights by an average of 40 per cent.

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