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2015/16 Aviva Premiership fixtures announced

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Leicester Tigers will open the new Aviva Premiership season with an away game against London Irish on Sunday, October 18.The fixtures for the 2015/16 campaign were released today and have thrown up a trip to the Madejski Stadium in Round 1.   Tigers welcome Harlequins to Welford Road in Round 2 for the first home game of the campaign on the weekend of October 24 before Wasps visit in Round 3 on the weekend of October 31.   Tigers will be away from home on the last day of the regular season, in a clash with Bath Rugby at The Rec in Round 22 on the weekend of May 7. Tigers finish their home campaign in Round 21 against Worcester Warriors on the weekend of April 30.   Newcastle Falcons are the visitors to Welford Road for the Christmas fixture while Tigers travel to defending Aviva Premiership champions Saracens for the opening game of 2016 on Saturday, January 2. The reverse fixture sees Sarries visit Welford Road on the weekend of March 19.   Tigers welcome Northampton Saints for an East Midlands derby in Round 9 on the weekend of January 9, and visit Franklin’s Gardens in Round 20 on the weekend of April 16.   The Aviva Premiership fixtures were revealed at BT Tower today. All kick-off times are subject to alteration and any updates will be posted on the Tigers website and social media outlets as soon as they are confirmed.   Click here for the Tigers fixture list.   European fixtures are due to be released in the next few weeks.   Tigers season tickets are on sale now, covering all home games in the Aviva Premiership regular season, pool matches in the European Rugby Champions Cup, the Kings of the North competition, and the pre-season fixture. There are other benefits including Tigers Store discounts every time you shop, priority booking for any knockout fixtures and away games, and the opportunity to apply for international tickets. And there is the convenience of knowing your place is guaranteed every week of the season.   Contact the Tigers ticket office now for more details. Call in at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here.   Kings of the North match tickets are now on general sale to all supporters. Home fixtures in the Kings of the North are against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, September 19 - also featuring Tigers in the Park activities for visitors - and against Sale Sharks on Saturday, October 10. Both fixtures kick off at 3pm at Welford Road. Due to stadium redevelopment work at the clubhouse end, Welford Road will have a reduced capacity of 18,000 for these fixtures so only a limited number of match tickets will be available.   To book your place, phone the Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), visit the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road or book online by clicking here.