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The Game Plan | Santa Claus is coming to town

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Get yourself prepared for Sunday's Investec Champions Cup game with The Game Plan.

Mattioli Woods Welford Road will play host to the DHL Stormers for the first time this weekend when the South African side make their debut appearance in Leicester in Round 1 of the 23/24 campaign.

Key Timings

  • 12.00pm - Final Whistle / The Plaza opens
  • 1.45pm - All turnstiles open
  • 1.50pm - The Plaza Prowl
  • 3.15pm - Kick Off: Leicester Tigers v DHL Stormers


Get the matchday started among fellow fans, Tigers and Stormers, at midday when The Plaza and Final Whistle open, offering up a variety of food and beverage kiosks.

The youngsters have plenty to enjoy as well with inflatables on The Plaza.

But, this Sunday, the place to be for the Cubs in your Tigers Family is the JTC which will be more green, red and white than usual with the return of Santa's Grotto and Saint Nick himself!

The Batak Board, Ninentdo Switches, Table Tennis and activities will still be on offer as well, while members of the Senior Squad will be dropping in during the build-up to kick-off to sign autographs, take selfies and chat with members ... and check which list of Santa's they are on this year!

Ticket Office booths, located around the ground, are also open from 12.00pm for supporters requiring assistance.

At 1.40pm, get involved in The Plaza Prowl - which will see the squad make their way from Hotel Brooklyn, through supporters and on to the field ahead of the battle. Find out more HERE about The Plaza Prowl.

Supporters can also pick up a FREE gift from Tradeview Markets, including flags and foam fingers, to show their support during the showdown with the Stormers later in the day.

The Club Shop - located under Hotel Brooklyn - is open from 10.00am while the Europcar Stand Shop opens at midday.


On the pitch during half-time, there is plenty taking place for fans to enjoy including the return of Papa Johns Pizza Toss and Ultimate Big Boot, brought to you by De Montfort University


Stick around after the men's match to get a selfie or signature from the lads, who will make their way around the Mattioli Woods Welford Road pitch to meet supporters and hear from the Investec Player of the Match LIVE on the big screen.

Key Questions ... and Answers! 

Is this game included as part of my Season Ticket? 

YES. All pool games in this season's Investec Champions Cup are included as part of your Season Ticket. 

Is the Junior Tigers Club operating pre-match?

YES. The JTC is open on Sunday from midday and will have a 'festive feel' including a visit from Santa himself! 

Is there a Match Programme available to purchase?

NO. There will not be a Match Programme. Fans can check out Team News for both games via the club website, Tigers App and social channels.