The 600 lucky spectators that can go to Kingspan
NEWS: Ulster will welcome 600 supporters to the 18,211-seater Kingspan Stadium on Friday, for the first game of the 2020/21 Pro124 season.
The trial to reintroduce supporters and other valued members of the Ulster family follows a comprehensive consultation process with local government, Belfast City Council and the IRFU. In total, around 850 people will attend the season opener against Benetton.
The event provides the club with the opportunity to work with supporters, to test a safe and manageable return to operations at Kingspan Stadium. Fans will be asked to provide feedback on their experience, to ensure the club continues to provide a safe and enjoyable experience in the weeks and months ahead.
All 600 tickets will be made available to #TogetherUlster Members only via an online ballot process.
Three-hundred members will be randomly selected and granted the opportunity to purchase two tickets each.
“Following a number of very challenging months for us all, I’m encouraged that this weekend will mark the measured return of a limited number of spectators to Kingspan Stadium,” Ulster CEO Jonny Petrie said.
“It seems only fitting that the fans who chose to support us by buying a membership, during what is likely to be one of the most difficult times we will face as a club, will be able to join us in the stands as we kick-off the new Pro124 season at home.
“This event is the culmination of a considerable amount of planning and preparation from across Ulster – together with the IRFU, Belfast City Council and local government – to ensure this is a safe and managed return to the Friday night lights.
“We hope the upcoming match will be the solid foundation on which we can continue to build towards once again being able to all stand up together.”
Friday’s match will be fully seated, in groups of two, with physically distanced seating available for supporters in the Grandstand, Memorial Stand and the Family Stand.