Irish Pro14 team Ulster Rugby has announced details of a range of upgrades at Kingspan Stadium, including new digital turnstile scanners and LED floodlights.

The 18,000-seat stadium will also receive two HD screens, new audio-visual technology in the A&L Goodbody Premium Lounge and an improved queueing system and contactless terminals at on-site bars.

The new ticket scanners have been installed by the club in partnership with Ticketmaster as part of plans to improve ease of use and security at the stadium.

Ulster has teamed up with Musco Lighting and Cork-based Sherry Electrical to install four new floodlights at Kingspan Stadium. The floodlights will increase light intensity by almost 50 per cent to 1200 Lux and will significantly reduce energy use and increase efficiency.

The big screens will measure 8.6 metres by five metres and will display match-day information, club and partner content, live game footage and score updates.

Ulster Rugby chief executive Jonny Petrie said: “We have made a significant investment in improving the match-day experience at Kingspan Stadium because we want to make it the place to be in Belfast on match nights.

“Kingspan Stadium is widely regarded as one of the finest rugby stadia in Europe, with our plans for ongoing investment in the months and years ahead demonstrating our commitment to providing a great experience, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re a seasoned supporter.”

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