Energia puts name to Leinster’s Donnybrook Stadium

Energy supplier will also be official premium partner of rugby union side.

Energia puts name to Leinster’s Donnybrook Stadium

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Energia has agreed a long-term deal with Irish rugby union team Leinster Rugby for the naming rights to the side’s Donnybrook Stadium.

The 6,000-capacity ground will be renamed as Energia Park for the next ten years.

In addition, the national electricity and gas supplier will serve as an official premium partner of Leinster under an arrangement that includes energy supply, as well as efficiency and sustainability initiatives. 

Leinster played their home matches at Donnybrook Stadium until 2007, when they relocated to the RDS Arena. Since then, the venue has undergone a number of upgrades, including the development of a new grandstand in 2008, and the installation of a 3G pitch in 2014.

Donnybrook currently stages youth team matches and Ireland women’s national team games, while the Leinster A sub-academy play their British and Irish Cup games there.

Meanwhile the first team, who play in the Pro14 league alongside teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy and South Africa, typically stage their bigger European games at the Aviva Stadium, which has a capacity of 51,700.

“Donnybrook is synonymous with Leinster Rugby for decades now but in more recent times this is where the future of the professional game comes into the spotlight whether that be at schools level, clubs level or indeed with the Leinster ‘A’ team,” said Mick Dawson, chief executive of Leinster.

“Energia are now a huge part of that story and helping us to drive the future of the game of rugby at Leinster and I know that new memories and new stars will be made here in Energia Park and I am delighted to welcome the Energia team into the Leinster family.”

Leinster are currently top of Conference B in the Pro14 rugby union competition. They drew 10-10 away against the Scarlets on 9th March, and will travel to face the Ospreys on Saturday.