RFU Chief Executive, Philip Browne, commented: “Aviva has been a great supporter of Irish Rugby over the past eight years and we look forward to further developing our partnership in the years to come.

“Aviva continues to make a significant investment in the grassroots of our game supporting the growth of our minis programme, as well as supporting the national team and of course the home of Irish Rugby, the Aviva Stadium.”

FAI Chief Executive, John Delaney, also said: “It is fantastic for the Football Association of Ireland to extend our partnership with Aviva Ireland and maintain that connection with the home of Irish sport. Since the Aviva Stadium was redeveloped, we have enjoyed some terrific days there with our Republic of Ireland teams, Men’s and Women’s domestic Cup finals, international club games, and numerous grassroots events. This shows that our national stadium caters for all levels of Irish Football.

“We can be extremely proud of the Aviva Stadium being considered amongst the best stadia in Europe, which is why UEFA chose it to host the 2011 Europa League final and for four games at Euro 2020. We look forward to working with Aviva Ireland, the staff at the Aviva Stadium, and the IRFU over the next five years as we continue to provide the best possible experience for our supporters, stakeholders, and partners.”

Aviva Stadium Director, Martin Murphy, added: “We are delighted that Aviva has renewed its sponsorship of the Aviva Stadium. That it has done so early is testament to the success of the partnership and the important role the stadium plays in Irish life, playing host to sporting and music occasions as well as business events and conferences. We are continuously working to evolve the stadium and are delighted that Aviva has agreed to continue its investment in this significant element in Ireland’s sporting and cultural infrastructure.”

Aviva Ireland CEO, John Quinlan, also added: “As a company with a strong Irish heritage, we are committed to investing in Irish sport across all levels. Our announcement today is not just about the naming rights of the Aviva Stadium, it is also about ensuring that we support the development of rugby and soccer in Ireland.

“Inspiring young children and nurturing future sporting heroes is at the heart and soul of the sponsorship. Both the IRFU and the FAI have been great to work with over the past eight years. We have witnessed some truly memorable moments – we look forward to being a part of many more on the hallowed turf.”

Since it opened on May 14, 2010, the Aviva Stadium has hosted more than 140 major events attended by over 7 million people, while the Aviva Stadium’s Community Fund has given out over 1 million euro in grants to more than 70 community groups in the local area.

Source & Image : www.irishrugby.ie
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