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Game Plan | Back home against Bears

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After five weeks without a Gallagher Premiership fixture at home, the men's team are back in action this Saturday (April 27) at Mattioli Woods Welford Road against Bristol Bears.

In what is proving to be the closest league season in recent memory, the run-in couldn't be more important and a sell-out crowd is expected with fewer than 100 tickets remaining on sale. 

The matchday doubles as this season's JTC Takeover Day, offering Junior Tigers Club members the chance to take on key roles around the ground.

As well as the Cubs taking charge, there are a host of activities and entertainment options on offer for fans of all ages, before, during and after the game.

Find out what's on in The Game Plan...

Key Timings

  • 12.00pm - Final Whistle opens
  • 12.15pm - Junior Tigers Club opens
  • 1.00pm - Band begins (first set) in Plaza Marquee
  • 1.30pm - Turnstiles OPEN
  • 1.35pm - The Plaza Prowl
  • 2.30pm - Band finishes (first set) in Plaza Marquee
  • 3.00pm - Kick Off: Leicester Tigers v Bristol Bears
  • 4.45pm - Guinness Women's Six Nations (France v England) LIVE in Final Whistle
  • 5.00pm - Band begins (second set) in Plaza Marquee

The Club Shop

The Club Shop on The Plaza is open from 9.00am until one hour after the game.

Additional The Europcar Stand shop (accessible via Aylestone Road) is open rom 12.00pm until one hour after the game.

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office phone lines are open from 9.30am on Saturday morning. To speak with a member of the team, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or you can email [email protected] with enquiries.

Ticket Booths, located around the stadium, will be open from 12.00pm for any last-minute ticket needs.


Make the most of matchday by getting to Mattioli Woods Welford Road early and enjoying all that's on offer, for fans of all ages!

Get fuelled up from food and beverage outlets inside The Final Whistle or on The Plaza from midday, including, The Currywurs, Flying Cow, Only Jerkin and Buddah Belly serving up delicious food and drinks.

The Junior Tigers Club opens at 12.15pm, with a host of activities for youngsters to enjoy and a visit from members of the playing squad at 2.15pm - where one lucky member will be drawn as the Junior Mascot, to run out alongside Julián Montoya ahead of kick off.

Club Partners Jaffa, Dyno-Rod and competition partner Gallagher will all be on The Plaza ahead of the match with activities to take part in or giveaways to pick up a gift from before the game.

The Marquee will also have matchday band Fufu Sailors on stage, rocking from 1.00pm, thanks to PPL PRS

At 1.35pm, get involved in The Plaza Prowl - which will see the squad make their way from the Voco hotel, through supporters and on to the field ahead of the battle. Find out more HERE about The Plaza Prowl.

Additionally, there will also be bucket collectors in and around the ground ahead of the game collecting donations for Teenage Cancer Trust. Keep an eye out for them and, if you are able, please donate to this worthy cause.

Please note: Jenno's Cafe, next to The Club Shop, is open from 9.00am on Saturday morning.


After grabbing something from the bar or food outlets in your stand, make your way back to your spot to enjoy the half-time entertainment, which includes The Jaffa Zorb Race and The Ultimate Big Boot, brought to you by De Montfort University.

This season's winners from the Tigers Under-10 Cup will also be presented to the crowd during the break, while participants from Matchday Coaching Clinics will also be on the field to meet members of the playing squad.

Our JTC Winners, who will have been hard at work pre-match, will also be on the pitch to celebrate their day in charge of Mattioli Woods Welford Road.


Stick around after the match to meet players as they make their way around the pitch, including opportunities for selfies and signatures, before heading back into The Final Whistle or onto The Plaza.

Supporters can choose between watching the Guinness Women's Six Nations fixture between England and France, in The Final Whistle, or getting Saturday night started early with live music from Fufu Sailors in The Plaza.