Pro12 Final to be held in Belfast

Date published: January 26 2015

Belfast has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 Pro12 Final on Saturday, May 30, with the game to be played at Ravenhill.

Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday, February 3 through Ticketmaster and Ulster.

It is the first time that the Pro12 has staged a ‘destination final’ providing an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant rugby on show week in week out in the Pro12.

The Pro12 will be a festival of rugby throughout the whole city and will be supported by title sponsor Guinness.

“Belfast is an inspiring host city and the new Kingspan Stadium is a state-of-the-art venue for the Pro12 Final,” said John Feehan, CEO of Pro12 Rugby.

“Given the development of the competition the time is right for a showcase event and we invited offers from all 12 clubs and their regions to host the Final.

The tender from ‘Team Belfast’ was outstanding and was unanimously agreed as the chosen venue. Belfast excelled itself as the host city for our Pro12 season launch in 2013 and their plans for the city in the lead up to and around the Final are very exciting.

“Our competition is truly unique. 12 clubs, four Unions, one trophy – we are delighted to be able to work with our partners to promote the variety of fantastic international destinations that the Pro12 has to offer.

“We look forward to working with all our partners in staging a festival of rugby where fans from all four of our countries will enjoy a memorable Final and a great weekend in Belfast.”

“We are extremely pleased that our bid to host the Pro12 Final was successful,” said Shane Logan, CEO of Ulster.

“Belfast is a vibrant sporting city and through NI Executive funding, Ravenhill is now a state-of-the-art rugby stadium, fit to stage a game of this magnitude. While we hope that our province is in the final, we are fully committed to working with the Pro12 to ensure that regardless of who contests it, that this event is a huge success.”